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Buttonwood diorama. NYSE. Museum of the City of New York

The history of the the New York Stock Exchange begins with the signing of the Buttonwood Agreement by twenty-four New York City stockbrokers and merchants on May 17, 1792, outside at 68 Wall Street under a Buttonwood tree.

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Buttonwood diorama. NYSE.
Museum of the City of New York
from the Gottscho-Schleisner Collection,
Prints & Photographs Division
Library of Congress
Reproduction number: LC-G612-T-47539-A

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