The World's Port
Trade and Money
Trade and Money reflects the growth of business and commerce of the Port of New York. International trade through the port grew steadily throughout the 19th century until the Port of New York represented point of entry/departure for the vast majority of imports and exports.
Business of the Port
Business of the Port includes cargo manifests, crew lists, shipping articles, and the maritime register highlighting the active roles played by captains and crews in making the Port of New York into the World's Port.
At the Custom House
At the Custom House looks at the responsibility of the United States Customs Service in monitoring and regulating this growing business as it collects tariffs, the main source of Federal revenue until the income tax.
The World's Port exhibit reflects primary source documents can tell important stories of our past, that the National Archives has these documents, and that they are available for everyone to learn from and discover.
The World's Port exhibit ran from September 21, 2012 through November 25, 2012 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green, New York, NY.