I just found this funny because it reminded me of all the people on the floor goofing off. There were always laughs to be had. This video is one guy clowning around the S&P pit as the interest rate bells signal the close.
The following collection of CBOT memberships is from a 1884 yearbook published by the brokerage firm Clapp & Company. It is noted that "Tickets of 1858 to 1871, inclusive, were in my safe during the Chicago fire of October 8th and 9th, 1871, therefore discolored. O.W. Clapp" As usual, you must click on the picture to see detail.