"of men on 'Change"
Royal Exchange, London (c. 1890-1900)
Public DomainRoyal Exchange, London (c. 1890-1900) - Credit: Detroit Publishing Co.

'Change is the exchange where merchants met to do business. At this time, it would have been the Royal Exchange in the City of London.

Founded in 1565 by Sir Thomas Gresham as a centre of commerce for the city, the Exchange provided a forum for the transactions of London merchants and traders whose business dealings had previously been conducted in the street or in crowded shops and stores.


History of the Royal Exchange slideshow (Click on History section)