Philadelphia Bourse

Philadelphia Bourse
Item# 434

The Philadelphia Bourse (a Bourse is a Stock Exchange) was the first commodities exchange in the United States. It was also the first in the world to house simultaneously a stock exchange, maritime exchange, and grain-trading center. Under the guidance of Philadelphia businessman George Bartol, the exchange thrived. However, as the business community moved westward in the city the sun started setting on the Bourse. In 1982, the Bourse was renovated to a combination shopping mall and office complex. The Bourse itself was located on the Independence Mall. Original tenants included Moore and McCormick Steamship Lines, American Telephone and Telegraph and assorted grain and export agents.

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Certificate: Common Stock, issued in the 1910s

Printer: E. A. Wright Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 8 1/4 (h) x 12 (w)

State: PA-Pennsylvania

Subject Matter: Finance and Related

Vignette Topic(s): Ship Featured | Allegorical Featured | Allegorical Freedom | Male Subject | Sailor Featured | Coins and Money

Condition: Vertical fold lines, punch hole and stamp cancels in the signature areas and body, and some toning and edge faults from age.

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