Second Bank Of The United States

Engraving by William Henry Bartlett shows pedestrians on the street outside the imposing facade of the Second Bank of the United States on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, 1820s. The bank, designed by William Strickland and completed in 1824, was the cause of great dispute between President Jackson and bank president Nicholas Biddle. Despite public opinion Jackson allowed the bank’s charter to lapse in 1836. The building now houses a historic Portrait Gallery. (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)