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Under the Buttonwood Tree

Sunday, November 16, 1952

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Re-enactment of the founding of the New York Stock Exchange and the Great Fire of New York.

A supplemental note by Catherine Wittemore, chief of the reception staff at the Visitor's Gallery at the New York Stock Exchange, about visiting the NYSE.

Historical New York Times lists broadcast date as Thursday, 11/13/1952, at 6:30pm.

Cast:
Lloyd Moss - Narrator
Alan Feinstein - Patterson
Alfred Israel - Ramsun
Henry Lewis - the Mayor
Marvin Laskowitz - Sound and Music
Helen Milstead - Production Assistant
Kenneth H. Dunshee - Writer
L. Porter Moore - Series Consultant

Presented under the auspices of the Greater New York Civic Center Committee of the Downtown Manhattan Association, the Department of Commerce of the City of New York, and the New York Journal American, and is produced by the Municipal Broadcasting System. Heard three times weekly on the New York City Board of Education Station WNYE-FM. Rebroadcast in the City's classrooms.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 68892
Municipal archives id: LT260

Contributors:

Kenneth Holcomb Dunshee, Alan Feinstein, Alfred Israel, Henry Lewis, Lloyd Moss and Catherine Wittemore

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