The First Issue of The Wall Street Journal


By Chris O'Shea Comment

This is the first issue of The Wall Street Journal. It was published on July 8, 1889, and you could get a copy for two cents. According to the Speakeasy, the first issue was four pages long.

It’s a little blurry, but we can see that there are several stories on the “markets,” and one headline that reads, “Bankers Exerting Their Powers.” Not much has changed in 122 years, has it?