Search Commodity & Stock Prices in Newspapers 1719 - 1999
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U.S. Commodity & Stock Market Prices History
The prices of stocks and commodities have set the economic climate of the United States throughout our country's history, directly affecting the quality of life of our American ancestors. The prices of commodities and stocks are key determinants in the consumer cost of goods and services, shaping the economy in which our ancestors lived and did business.
Newspapers have published commodity and stock price charts since the beginning of the exchange
markets, long before Wall Street became synonymous with "financial markets." You can research historical prices on stocks, bonds, foods, energies, metals and other goods dating back to 1719 in our newspaper archives. Discover news articles about America's financial past and learn more about the prices that set the economic tone of the times in which our ancestors lived.