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Stock Exchange Collection

The stock exchange, a bustling hub of financial activity, has long been the epicenter of global commerce

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: The Hundred-Horse Chestnut, 1882

The Hundred-Horse Chestnut, 1882
7125198 The Hundred-Horse Chestnut, 1882; (add.info.: The Hundred-Horse Chestnut, the largest and oldest known chestnut tree in the world possibly bettween 2, 000 to 4, 000 years old)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: 'Fearless Girl'bronze sculpture by artist Kristen Visbal across from the New York Stock Exchange

"Fearless Girl"bronze sculpture by artist Kristen Visbal across from the New York Stock Exchange Building
" Fearless Girl" bronze sculpture by artist Kristen Visbal across from the New York Stock Exchange Building, Lower Manhattan, New York, USA

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: The old trading floor of the London Stock Exchange, before Big Bang, City of London

The old trading floor of the London Stock Exchange, before Big Bang, City of London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: NYC Financial District

NYC Financial District
New York, New York: January 16, 1924. Looking south down Broad St, in the heart of the financial district, with the New York Stock Exchange at the right

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: The New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York

The New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: New York Stock Exchange

New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Borsen, former stock exchange built in 1619, Copenhagen, Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe

Borsen, former stock exchange built in 1619, Copenhagen, Denmark, Scandinavia, Europe

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s

Wall Streets Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s
Tontine Coffee House, corner of Water and Wall Street, meeting-place of New York brokers who formed the NY Stock Exchange. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Traders outside the New York Stock Exchange, 1912

Traders outside the New York Stock Exchange, 1912
Busy curb market outside the NY Stock Exchange, early 1900s. Halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: STOCK EXCHANGE, 1963. Stock brokers trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

STOCK EXCHANGE, 1963. Stock brokers trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photographed by Thomas J. O Halloran, 26 September 1963

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Europe, Switzerland, Zurich. Glass dome of the Stock Exchange Borse

Europe, Switzerland, Zurich. Glass dome of the Stock Exchange Borse

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Leeds (engraving)

Leeds (engraving)
3655683 Leeds (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Leeds. Illustration for The Imperial Gazetteer, A General Dictionary of Geography (Blackie)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: CURB STOCK BROKERS, c1916. Stock brokers trading on the New York Curb Association market

CURB STOCK BROKERS, c1916. Stock brokers trading on the New York Curb Association market, with brokers and clients signaling from street to offices. Photograph, c1916

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: FINANCIAL CENTER, c1920. Crowd of men involved in curb exchange trading on Broad Street

FINANCIAL CENTER, c1920. Crowd of men involved in curb exchange trading on Broad Street, New York City. Photograph, c1920

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: The Stock Exchange, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Stock Exchange, City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Crowd on stock exchange floor, London, between 1910-1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Crowd on stock exchange floor, London, between 1910-1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Crowd on stock exchange floor, London, between 1910-1920

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Royal Exchange, London, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Royal Exchange, London, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Royal Exchange, London, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: The new Oriental Bank and Share-Market, Bombay, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The new Oriental Bank and Share-Market, Bombay, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The new Oriental Bank and Share-Market, Bombay, 1865. The style of architecture is Italian; but, while the lower portion is wholly built of stone and rusticated

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: The speculative bubble at the time of the Law system, 19th century (engraving)

The speculative bubble at the time of the Law system, 19th century (engraving)
ELD4920303 The speculative bubble at the time of the Law system, 19th century (engraving); (add.info.: Economic system: the speculative bubble at the time of the Law system)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Germany, Hamburg, stock exchange, lithography from : 'Ansichten-Album Hamburg', (views from Hamburg)

Germany, Hamburg, stock exchange, lithography from : "Ansichten-Album Hamburg", (views from Hamburg)
UTD4925713 Germany, Hamburg, stock exchange, lithography from : "Ansichten-Album Hamburg", (views from Hamburg), published by C

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Ticker-tape machine at the stock exchange, 1881

Ticker-tape machine at the stock exchange, 1881
3479639 Ticker-tape machine at the stock exchange, 1881; (add.info.: Ticker-tape machine at the stock exchange, 1881.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: View of the Grain Exchange, Burgh Quay and the Customs Building, Dublin (Ireland)

View of the Grain Exchange, Burgh Quay and the Customs Building, Dublin (Ireland)
MMM5480624 View of the Grain Exchange, Burgh Quay and the Customs Building, Dublin (Ireland). Lithography (23.4 x 34 cm), published in Livre des Vues d'Irlande by J

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Economy. Thomas Gresham and the queen Elisabeth inaugurate the London Stock Exchange, 1571

Economy. Thomas Gresham and the queen Elisabeth inaugurate the London Stock Exchange, 1571
3433716 Economy. Thomas Gresham and the queen Elisabeth inaugurate the London Stock Exchange, 1571. Imagery, France, c.1900 (print); (add.info.: Economie. Imagerie, France, debut 20eme. Coll. Part)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: What show have you got, little man? 1908 (print)

What show have you got, little man? 1908 (print)
2599250 What show have you got, little man? 1908 (print); (add.info.: What show have you got, little man? by Udo Keppler, 1872-1956, artist. published 1908)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Liverpool: Exchange Buildings (litho)

Liverpool: Exchange Buildings (litho)
8650740 Liverpool: Exchange Buildings (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Exchange Buildings)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Album 'Photographs of London': View of the Royal Exchange

Album "Photographs of London": View of the Royal Exchange
3563228 Album "Photographs of London": View of the Royal Exchange by Unknown photographer, (19th century); (add.info.: London, Great Britain 1890 ca)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: The 'Little Napoleon of Wall Street' in exile by Frederick Burr Opper, 18850101

The "Little Napoleon of Wall Street" in exile by Frederick Burr Opper, 18850101
2599349 The "Little Napoleon of Wall Street" in exile by Frederick Burr Opper, 18850101. Illustration shows Ferdinand Ward as Napoleon I sitting on a pile of stones labelled "Ludlow

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: The Bank of England and the Stock Exchange, London

The Bank of England and the Stock Exchange, London
3561111 The Bank of England and the Stock Exchange, London by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: London, Great Britain 1900-1910 ca)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Regency traders, buyers (Bulls) and sellers (Bears), at the Stock Exchange, London

Regency traders, buyers (Bulls) and sellers (Bears), at the Stock Exchange, London
FLO4619125 Regency traders, buyers (Bulls) and sellers (Bears), at the Stock Exchange, London, when Billy Wright's famous brown pony was brought on the trading floor

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: View of the rue Quincampoix with the speculators at the time of the system of John Law

View of the rue Quincampoix with the speculators at the time of the system of John Law, 19th century (engraving)
ELD4905830 View of the rue Quincampoix with the speculators at the time of the system of John Law, 19th century (engraving); Private Collection; (add.info.: Economic system)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: A list of the best-performing stocks on the ASX200 index are shown on an electronic board

A list of the best-performing stocks on the ASX200 index are shown on an electronic board at the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Denmark, Zealand, Copenhagen, detail of the Borsen, old stock exchange building

Denmark, Zealand, Copenhagen, detail of the Borsen, old stock exchange building

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Wall Street sign with New York Stock Exchange behind, Lower Manhattan, New York, USA

Wall Street sign with New York Stock Exchange behind, Lower Manhattan, New York, USA

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Victorian stockbrokers dealing at the Stock Exchange. Steel engraving by Henry Melville after an

Victorian stockbrokers dealing at the Stock Exchange. Steel engraving by Henry Melville after an illustration by
FLO4669427 Victorian stockbrokers dealing at the Stock Exchange. Steel engraving by Henry Melville after an illustration by Gilbert from London Interiors, Their Costumes and Ceremonies, Joshua Mead

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Exterior of the Paris Bourse

Exterior of the Paris Bourse
3078076 Exterior of the Paris Bourse; (add.info.: Exterior of the Paris Bourse, the historical Paris stock exchange. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: The Stock Exchange of Danzica

The Stock Exchange of Danzica
3568319 The Stock Exchange of Danzica by Unknown photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Danzica, Poland 1900-1910 Photographer: PZ - Photoglob & Co.); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Hamngatan street in Goteborg in Sweden

Hamngatan street in Goteborg in Sweden
3569291 Hamngatan street in Goteborg in Sweden by Unknown photographer, (19th century); (add.info.: Goteborg, Sweden 1890-1900 Photographer: Unidentified Author); Alinari Archives, Florence

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Exterior of the Paris Bourse

Exterior of the Paris Bourse
3077742 Exterior of the Paris Bourse; (add.info.: Exterior of the Paris Bourse, the historical Paris stock exchange. Dated 19th Century); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Phrygians crossing the Bosphorus from Europe into Asia (litho)

Phrygians crossing the Bosphorus from Europe into Asia (litho)
8660851 Phrygians crossing the Bosphorus from Europe into Asia (litho) by Rowlandson, George Derville (1861-1930) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Stock Exchange of Antwerp, Belgium, historical woodcut, circa 1888

Stock Exchange of Antwerp, Belgium, historical woodcut, circa 1888
UIG5414640 Stock Exchange of Antwerp, Belgium, historical woodcut, circa 1888; UIG

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: View of the stock exchange building and commodity warehouses in Saint Petersburg (Russia)

View of the stock exchange building and commodity warehouses in Saint Petersburg (Russia)
MMM5483800 View of the stock exchange building and commodity warehouses in Saint Petersburg (Russia). Lithograph (34.6x48 cm), published by Robert Sayer, 18th century.; National Maritime Museum

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Quincampoix, bankruptcy of Law system, 18th century (engraving)

Quincampoix, bankruptcy of Law system, 18th century (engraving)
3586526 Quincampoix, bankruptcy of Law system, 18th century (engraving); (add.info.: Quinquanpoix. A Dutch satire on John Law of Lauriston)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: This is not the New York Stock Exchange, it is the patronage exchange, called U.S. Senate, 1881

This is not the New York Stock Exchange, it is the patronage exchange, called U.S. Senate, 1881
1574987 This is not the New York Stock Exchange, it is the patronage exchange, called U.S. Senate, 1881; (add.info.: This is not the New York Stock Exchange, it is the patronage exchange, called U.S)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Illustration for Legends for Lionel by Walter Crane (colour litho)

Illustration for Legends for Lionel by Walter Crane (colour litho)
8629451 Illustration for Legends for Lionel by Walter Crane (colour litho) by Crane, Walter (1845-1915) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: and a share of the celebrated pie)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Anatol de Saint Hypothese, daring player of the stock market (colour litho)

Anatol de Saint Hypothese, daring player of the stock market (colour litho)
8656433 Anatol de Saint Hypothese, daring player of the stock market (colour litho) by German School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Anatol de Saint Hypothese)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: View of the Bankruptcy of the rue Quincampoix caused by the system of John Law

View of the Bankruptcy of the rue Quincampoix caused by the system of John Law, 19th century (engraving)
ELD4849543 View of the Bankruptcy of the rue Quincampoix caused by the system of John Law, 19th century (engraving); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Kerbstone stockbrokers in New York, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson

Kerbstone stockbrokers in New York, 1864. Creator: Mason Jackson
Kerbstone stockbrokers in New York, 1864. The prevailing mania just now in the city of New York is that of gambling in stocks...William-street is the great theatre of speculation...[with] innumerable

Background imageStock Exchange Collection: Grand Festival of the Municipality and Royal Academy of Antwerp: restoration of the Old Bourse

Grand Festival of the Municipality and Royal Academy of Antwerp: restoration of the Old Bourse, 1864 Creator: Unknown
Grand Festival of the Municipality and Royal Academy of Antwerp: temporary restoration of the Old Bourse during the fair, 1864




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The stock exchange, a bustling hub of financial activity, has long been the epicenter of global commerce. From the old trading floor of the London Stock Exchange in the City of London to the iconic New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, these historic landmarks have witnessed countless transactions that shape our economic landscape. In Lower Manhattan's Financial District, where towering skyscrapers dominate the skyline, stands a symbol of female empowerment: "Fearless Girl. " This bronze sculpture by artist Kristen Visbal defiantly faces off against the New York Stock Exchange Building, reminding us that women too have a place in this male-dominated world. But let's rewind time to Wall Street's Tontine Coffee House in the late 1700s. It was here that traders gathered over cups of steaming coffee to discuss market trends and make deals. Little did they know that their humble beginnings would pave the way for today's sophisticated trading systems. Across continents, Zurich boasts its own architectural marvel - a glass dome atop Borse, Switzerland's stock exchange. Bathed in natural light, this stunning structure reflects Switzerland's reputation as a global financial powerhouse. Fast forward to more recent history - 1963 at the New York Stock Exchange. The floor is alive with stock brokers frantically buying and selling shares amidst an atmosphere charged with anticipation and adrenaline. Meanwhile, outside its grand entrance in 1912, traders gather under towering columns as they navigate through waves of bustling crowds. Not all exchanges take place within grand buildings though; curb stock brokers found their niche on Broad Street during World War I era. These street-side traders were just as integral to shaping markets as their counterparts inside formal institutions like NYSE. Whether it be Leeds or Manhattan or any other corner of our interconnected world economy – from past eras to present day – one thing remains constant: The stock exchange serves as both catalyst and barometer for economic growth and prosperity worldwide.