Black Tuesday: Why the Stock Market Crash of 1929 Was So Terrible

We’ve had our share of market slips, but none that shook the nation so severely. By percentage, Oct. 29, 1929, now known better as Black Tuesday, was only the fourth-biggest Dow Jones drop in US history, as the markets tumbled 11.73%. Unfortunately, it came the day after third biggest fall, with its 12.82% slip. For … Read more

Another prize for Market Row rum

The Market Row team (lr) Matt Servini, master distiller; Laurent Lacassagne, co-founder; Patrick Venning, co-founder; Mikey Hirsch, brand ambassador Market Row Botanical Rum, created in Brixton, has won its second worldwide award in less than 18 months. Launched in October 2020, it was awarded a silver medal in this year’s International Wine & Spirits Competition. … Read more

Leland Stanford, The Bull’s Head & Albany’s 19th Century Cattle Market

California’s 8th Governor and long-time Senator Leland Stanford, namesake of Stanford University and one-time president of the Central Pacific Railroad, has a unique connection to New York State’s Capital District. Leland was born in Watervliet in 1824, the son of Josiah Stanford and Elizabeth Phillips. Among his seven siblings were New York Senator Charles Stanford … Read more

Three Antiques Market Treasures | Spitalfields Life

. Over all the years I have frequented the Spitalfields Antiques Market every Thursday, I have succeeded in buying almost nothing, tempering my acquisitive tendencies by writing the stories of more than two hundred stallholders instead. Yet last week, I found this eighteenth century Sun Fire Insurance plaque and could not resist buying it. When … Read more