This photograph is the oldest stock exchange in the United States which saw while walking to an independent memorial hall from my stay hotel. It looks like old Greek architecture. It is on the history preservation area of an old city here, and the oldest bank in the United States, etc. are in the circumference besides this building. As a background, this land is the city which achieved the most important duty, when the United States is again born for one state independently of the colony in Europe. And, Philadelphia was a capital in the U.S. for ten years (1790 - 1800) until a capital will relocate to Washington in 1800 after one year (1789) of New York at which the United States appointed the capital first. I don't get the information about the detail whether the goods as grain and metal etc were dealt with in addition to the bond, the credit, or the bill in this exchange.
This photograph is scanned with CanoScan Lide60 and digitized.
History and characteristic:
In the first term of 7th President Andrew Jackson(March, 1767 - June 8, 1845), Philadelphia is right in the middle of economic growth as well as the other areas in the United States, and this building was a center of activity of finance or commerce. In those days, businesses were born to meet the needs of a burgeoning population, augmented by large numbers of immigrants. And, the growing community necessitated a new center for business. So, a new group of nabobs representing the social and business aristocracy organized into a society for building an stock exchange. To design the this exchange, the directors chose local architect, William Strickland (November 1788 – April 6, 1854). He was the architect of the steeple on Indepence Hall, the U.S. Naval Asylum, and the U.S. Mint. This main structure mirrors the 1830s American's fascination with Greek architecture. One of the characteristic is the semi-circular portico with Corinthian columns.
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fabbs99 (11218) 2013-09-04 20:20
A Well composed photo with great use of light. I love the simplicity of your composition.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
pajaran (41787) 2013-09-04 21:21
Dobar dan, popodne.
Kod mene je jutro.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na staru arhitekturu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana stara arhitektura.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
For me the morning.
Very interesting and good text with the given data and history ...
A nice view of the old architecture ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful old architecture shown.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
ikeharel (44125) 2013-09-05 0:48
Very well scanned picture of the impressive shaped edifice.
7 Greek pillars styyle in a half round formation gave a special grandeur to the building.
Fine POV chosen, and an interesting note about its history add to its grace.
jhm (128091) 2013-09-05 2:35
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
I like these old architecture picture
Also your picture is nice taken with a lot details.
Sharpness and colours are very nice.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
abmdsudi (32529) 2013-09-05 10:12
Good scanned and processed image, This is very beautiful strong central composition, bringing out details and the typical faded colors of the architecture I am intrigued by the perspective, wonderfully managed light and also the way this looks subtle in soft light Great capture and thanks to your notes. Congrats, TFS.