Wells Fargo Museum, Sacramento Photos

Wells Fargo & Company is best noted for running the stage coaches of the old American West along with express service for letters & banking services from which today's banking corporation evolved. From the days of the Pony Express & then the transcontinental railroad, Sacramento was a terminus & hub of cross country communications, including Wells Fargo, so it is appropriate that today's Wells Fargo displays its history split over two Sacramento locations: the lobby of the Wells Fargo Center & a heritage building in Old Sacramento.

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Lobby of Wells Fargo Center with displays of Wells Fargo & Company history including Concord coach. Sacramento, CA.Wells Fargo & Company Concord coach in lobby of Wells Fargo Center. Sacramento, CA.Painting of California coastline on door of Wells Fargo & Company Concord coach in lobby of Wells Fargo Center. Sacramento, CA.Painting of Concord coaches loaded on railway flatcars being transported to the American West at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Lobby of Wells Fargo Center with displays of Wells Fargo & Company history including Concord coach. Sacramento, CA.Wells Fargo & Company Concord coach in lobby of Wells Fargo Center. Sacramento, CA.Painting of California coastline on door of Wells Fargo & Company Concord coach in lobby of Wells Fargo Center. Sacramento, CA.Painting of Concord coaches loaded on railway flatcars being transported to the American West at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Envelope embossed with Columbus discovery anniversary postage stamp plus domestic frank of Wells Fargo fees so that letter could be expressed to its destination & be carried to final address by postman at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.Envelope sent Sacramento to San Francisco bearing U.S. 3 cent stamp plus Wells Fargo frank at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.1894 letter bearing both Mexican & Wells Fargo stamps sent from Mexico to Boston at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.Gold coins of 1840-60s era at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Envelope embossed with Columbus discovery anniversary (1892) postage stamp plus domestic frank of Wells Fargo fees so that letter could be expressed to its destination & be carried to final address by postman at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.Envelope sent Sacramento to San Francisco bearing U.S. 3 cent stamp plus Wells Fargo frank at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.1894 letter bearing both Mexican & Wells Fargo stamps sent from Mexico to Boston at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.Gold coins of 1840-60s era at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Wells Fargo Travellers Checks in multiple currencies from before First World War at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.Cast-iron letterpress used to make copies of letters by pressing them between tissue paper & damp + dry linen at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.Engraving of view of city of Sacramento at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.
Wells Fargo Travellers Checks in multiple currencies from before First World War at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.Cast-iron letterpress used to make copies of letters by pressing them between tissue paper & damp + dry linen at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.Engraving of view of city of Sacramento (c1852) at Wells Fargo Museum. Sacramento, CA.

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