The Exchange.

Title: The Exchange.
Date: C1861
Artist: Unknown
Image Size: 174mm x 240mm (6.85" x 9.45")
Technique: Hand coloured engraving.
Condition: In good condition.
Stock Number: ILN NS 610831219B (NTO) (B05)
Price: $A 115
The foundation stone of the new building was laid on 25th August. The new sandstone building was four storeys high and designed in the Corinthian manner. The Captains of the great Clipper ships traded their cargoes and transacted business from the floorboards of The Exchange. The share brokers moved in in 1871 and the Sydney Stock Exchange was born.

This scarce engraving is from the original edition of the Illustrated London News which was established by printer and newsagent, Herbert Ingram (1811-1860). The first issue came out in 1842. It's success was due to the fact that the stories were usually accompanied by engraved illustrations many of the colonies.