Top hats and big business.

Entering the Stock Exchange, located smack in the centre of the city's business district, proud-looking men remove their top hats while casting a glance at their fob watches. Here securities pertaining to the different sectors of the economy, such as the wheat market, find their proper value. The telegraph becomes indispensible for quickly and effectively communicating the progress of trading. By a curious coincidence, telegraph offices are never very far from the Stock Exchange building.
Conrad Graham, Nathalie Lampron, Karine Rousseau, Elizabeth Sifton and Nicole Vallières
McCord Museum of Canadian History

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