Tag Archives: Philadelphia

Bank of North America at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

I recently had the chance to visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In collaboration with Wells Fargo, they are conserving a collection of bank materials from the Bank of North America, the first chartered bank in the United States. … Continue reading

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First National Bank, summer of 1863

GBH is happy to re-introduce Alyssa Bentz, our newest Historian at Wells Fargo. This is her second post, and it’s timely; a 150th anniversary for the Wells Fargo history blog. (CR) On June 20th, 1863, the First National Bank of … Continue reading

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123 South Broad Street

Guided by History is excited to present the first post from Lindsay Thivierge. Lindsay joined Wells Fargo last November at the newest Wells Fargo History Museum, in Philadelphia. She has a degree in Art History, and will complete an MA… Continue reading

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The end of one era and continuation of another

Several of my past articles have focused on firsts: the first national bank in California, the first national bank on the West Coast, and so on. Today we’re recognizing the historic change that took place behind the scenes to our… Continue reading

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Bank of North America: America’s first bank

This article will conclude my national banks “race to the first”…kind of. Earlier we explored banks who were first to receive the first national charter starting from the West Coast, moving to the East. This time I’ll explore the first… Continue reading

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Bank mascots, part 1

Generally when I think of mascots, I think of sports teams, such as Phillie Phanatic  of the Philadelphia Phillies.  Rarely would I think of a bank having a mascot. Yet by working in the Wells Fargo Corporate Archives, I can… Continue reading

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