Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day 2012 -- New York Stock Brokers: Wardwell & Adams and Election Returns

New York Times classified, Feb 12, 1901

APR  8 -  1901

Langlois scan

Wardwell & Adams, among other Wall Street firms, stayed open late on election nights as they had their own telegraph wires for the conduct of business which allowed for nearly instant reporting of returns as they were available in Washington.  Presumably their better customers were given access to their offices after hours.  From The New York Times, November 6, 1910:

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