Author Archives: Steven Greenstein

Steven Greenstein

About Steven Greenstein

I am a Museum Assistant at the Wells Fargo History Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

First Fridays in Philadelphia

Tomorrow is Friday, but not just any Friday, its First Friday!! This year, the Philadelphia Wells Fargo History Museum has joined the long standing tradition of opening late and doing something special. We want these events to serve as an … Continue reading

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The ATM

Until the 1970’s, banking had to be done at the bank, during business hours. If you needed cash at other times, you were probably out of luck. Many businesses would take a personal check, but to write one was time … Continue reading

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Mary Roebling

Women have always been an integral part of Wells Fargo and its predecessor institutions. In 1937, just two decades after women gained the right to vote, Mary Roebling rose to be chairwoman and president of the Trenton Trust Company, a … Continue reading

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A bowling ball strikes out on its own with Wells Fargo

Mandi is the Curator at the Wells Fargo History Museum in Philadelphia, where she has been since being hired as a Museum Assistant in 2013. Mandi received an M.A. in Public History from Rutgers University where she focused on social … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony

This month is Susan B Anthony’s Birthday. In 1979, Anthony was the first woman to be depicted on United States coinage—previous coins had “female” stereotypes, but not actual women. Many of you have probably seen the Susan B. Anthony dollar, … Continue reading

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Order in the Chaos of World War One: Wells Fargo in Europe

On June 28, 1914, the archduke of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Ferdinand, is killed in Sarajevo by a terrorist. This however is seen as an act of war, and within quick succession, battle lines are drawn. France, Great Britain and … Continue reading

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Meet El Toro

Meet El Toro, the latest addition to the Wells Fargo stable of ponies. The ponies are perhaps one of Wells Fargo’s most popular promotions since King and Billy first appeared in 2003. Each pony is named after a real Wells … Continue reading

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Don’t lose your head: Too Many Springfields

In honor of the Halloween and this season of all things ghostly, ghoulish, and macabre, today’s entry is a little different; it involves a package delivered to the wrong city, and a murder investigation! You can see an earlier post … Continue reading

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Where does your paper come from?

We use paper every day. Even in this digital world paper is still sometimes necessary for communication and business transactions. But before the computer era, everything had to be done on paper, calculations, business transactions, letters, checks, and a myriad … Continue reading

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Yes, Your Money is good here!

Have you ever thought about the money we use everyday? We all take for granted that anytime we walk into a store our money will be accepted, because all across the United States, we use the same currency. Today’s currency … Continue reading

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