"Chain Gang" of New York Stock Exchange officers carrying traded securities to the bank
- During 1937 and 1938, Mydans led a nomadic life-- a situation shared with most of his subjects-- living in hotel rooms as his assignments took him to Georgia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York , Vermont, California, Texas, and elsewhere.
- In one of his New York stops, he took this picture of a "chain gang." Like a chain gang of prisoners, the four officers coming out of the Stock Exchange are handcuffed to their briefcases. Each day their task is to safeguard the contents of the briefcases while transporting them to the bank for deposit.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Mydans, Carl
- Date made
- Spring 1937
- Physical Description
- paper (overall material)
- overall: 8 in x 10 in; 20.32 cm x 25.4 cm
- Object Name