Buttonwood Agreement founded the New York Stock Exchange on May 17, 1972. Signers depicted in this painting L-R: Augustine

- Image ID: D18J02
Buttonwood Agreement founded the New York Stock Exchange on May 17, 1972. Signers depicted in this painting L-R: Augustine
Everett Collection Historical / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: D18J02
Buttonwood Agreement founded the New York Stock Exchange on May 17, 1972. Signers depicted in this painting L-R: Augustine Lawrence, Warden of the Port of New York; Charles McEvers, a merchant; Andrew Barclay, a merchant; Leonard Bleeker, broker; and David Reedy (in cocked hat), insurance and stock broker. The agreement was named for the tree under which it was signed between Numbers 68 and 70 Wall Street. (CSU_ALPHA_1157) CSU Archives/Everett Collection