Where the Civil War was Financed

Historical Images of Philadelphia Philadelphiana
Where the Civil War was Financed

Item Info

Item No: pdcp00417
Title: Where the Civil War was Financed
Additional Title: 348
Historic Street Address: 120 South 3rd Street
Media Type: Lithographs
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Drawn by Frank H. Taylor

Caption with print: Jay Cooke was a young banker from Ohio connected, in 1861, with a prominent banking house in Philadelphia. When the national government required vast sums to put and keep the Union forces in the field, he was among the first to respond. He located in the building Third Street, adjoining the Girard Bank, and organized the greatest advertising campaign ever known. Thoughout the war his agents scoured the entire north. He was able to supply the Federal cause, through those historic years, with money to the total of $1,500,000,000, at the rate of four and one-half per cent interest. For this service his firm was paid about one-sixteenth of one per cent.

Creation Year: ca. 1915
Creator Name: Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton), 1846-1927 - Artist