Caption: The Flutter in Erie

Source/Date: Yankee Notions, May 1869. [Courtesy American Antiquarian Society]

Ultimate Source(if different):

Creator: Unknown

Remarks: The pigeon on the left is probably Jim Fisk and the one on the right is likely Daniel Drew; the bird with claws is probably Cornelius Vanderbilt. I don't know what the reference to"Taylor" is. For the classic treatment see Charles Francis Adams and Henry Adams, Chapters of Erie. John Steele Gordon, The Scarlet Woman of Wall Street provides a modern view.

Keywords: Vanderbilt, Cornelius; Financial markets