Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New York Cotton Exchange

I can admit to not knowing much about the New York Cotton Exchange so you're better served reading it's wikipedia entry. Also, click on the photos to enlarge the detail on them.

image source: usslave.blogspot.com

image source gutenberg.org

Relatedly, it might be of interest for some of the book Speculation as a Fine Art and Thoughts on Life by Dickson Watts who was the President of the Cotton Exchange from 1878-1890.
Dickson G Watts-Speculation as a Fine Art and Thoughts on Life-En
There is also a facebook group for people who worked on the New York Cotton Exchange which also has additional photos of the trading pits. 
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