A rare turn-of-the-century piece from the Fort Lee Ferry Company of New York, featuring a beautiful vignette of a paddlewheeler... [ View
- It's a glorious day for insider trading. In Albany, New York State Senator Kemble earns $2,239 by opposing a bill permitting the Harlem Railroad to issue more shares -- after he has sold the stock short. When the railroad’s lobbyists board the steamboat to return to New York with the bad news, Kemble buys back the stock at its newly depressed price. Then he reverses his opposition, allowing the bill to pass, and sells when the good news of the bill’s passage reaches New York. A few months later, Kemble is expelled from the State Senate.