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19 Vintage Photos Capture The Wall St Bombing in New York City, Sept. 16, 1920

The Wall Street Bombing occurred at 12:01 pm on September 16, 1920, in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City. The blast killed 30 people immediately, and another eight died later of wounds sustained in the blast. There were 143 seriously injured, and the total number of injured was in the hundreds.

The bombing was never solved, although investigators and historians believe the Wall Street bombing was carried out by Galleanists (Italian anarchists), a group responsible for a series of bombings the previous year. The attack was related to postwar social unrest, labor struggles, and anti-capitalist agitation in the United States.


People standing in front of 23 Wall Street in the aftermath of the explosion.

The facade of 23 Wall Street still bears the pockmarks from the bomb's shrapnel.



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19 Vintage Photos Capture The Wall St Bombing in New York City, Sept. 16, 1920

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