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On September 16, 1920 the Stock Exchange**,** the Sub-Treasury building **(today’s Federal Hall),** and most importantly J.P. Morgan’s headquarters on 23 Wall Street — were all very active when an unidentified man led a horse and carriage down the congested street, fighting to get past crowds, until it rested at the corner about 100 feet east of Broad.
As the Trinity Church bells rang, the man dropped the reins and fled, never to be seen again.
One minute later, the wagon exploded with 100 pounds (45kg) of dynamite and 500 pounds (230 kg) of heavy, cast-iron sash weights [Link](https://imgur.com/PiaQcf0) eradicated everything in its sphere creating a horrific scene of carnage.
One witness a lawyer named Daniel Nugent who was standing near the site of the explosion:
*“I was just about to enter the Morgan Building when the concussion knocked me down on the sidewalk. I arose after I had collected my thoughts and saw broken glass covering the street. All about me men and women were lying bleeding. Above fifty feet down Wall Street there was an auto in a mass of flames.”*
*If you walk down Wall St today you can still see remnants of that fateful day in the sandstone at 23 Wall Street* [Link](https://imgur.com/a/OAb1bJN)
*Wiki Link:* [Link](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_bombing)
*Original Photo:* [Link](https://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ggbain.31206/)
*Google Maps View:* [Link](https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-74.0101343,3a,75y,303.35h,90.69t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipNpumBLHEe8LfYx1KFxBcDN0O1O-3TPyYFr6LuM!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNpumBLHEe8LfYx1KFxBcDN0O1O-3TPyYFr6LuM%3Dw203-h100-k-no-pi-0-ya205.52368-ro-0-fo100!7i7680!8i3840)
Fuck colorization and fuck anyone who puts their personal logo on a photo they didn’t take.
The [scars](https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Wall_Street_bombing_1920_damage2.jpg) from this are still on the side of the building to the left, 23 Wall Street.