Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Wordless Wednesday: Wall Street in 1784
This illustration is from the 1908 book authored by Frederick Trevor Hill on the early history of Wall St. The tavern in the picture is that of my 5g grandfather, John Simmons, and is the site of the 1784 inauguration of the first American Mayor of New York, James Duane.
A previous illustration was posted of the tavern as it appeared about 1825 in a New York Tourist Guide.
A special thanks goes to my cousin who found this, and who noted---
"See the pigs feeding on Wall Street. Not much has changed in 225 years!"
Genealogy. Ain't it grand!