Market Crash of 1987 


As the sign suggests, this was taken on 19 October 1987 (the day the Dow dropped 503 points in a single session). I wasn't much of a Dow-watcher then, but my hallmates on Dupont 3rd East apparently were. What an oddball lot of guys we were. I still miss them, and wish I'd done a better job of keeping up with them. 



I'll concede that this one is a bit lacking in artistic merit, but it brings back a lot of memories for me.

As the sign suggests, this was taken on 19 October 1987 (the day the Dow dropped 503 points in a single session). I wasn't much of a Dow-watcher then, but my hallmates on Dupont 3rd East apparently were. What an oddball lot of guys we were. I still miss them, and wish I'd done a better job of keeping up with them.

This was shot on Kodak Gold 400 film, using an inexpensive point-and-shoot camera of forgotten make. I didn't really catch the photography bug until late in my sophomore year, so my equipment is lacking. It's possible that I didn't take this shot (being that I'm in it and all -- second row, second from the left. Yes I had a mustache then.), but given my odd position and expression I suspect I was using my camera's self-timer 

Posted: Mon - April 26, 2004 at 08:50 PM          


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