Here are a couple photos which were taken on the last day of floor trading at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, December 19, 2008. The quality isn’t great since I forgot my camera and used my Blackberry.
The first photo is during the trading day around noon and it’s quite obvious as to why the trading floor got shut down.
The following photo is the moments before the final trading bell of the MGEX floor. Many spectators crowded around the pit and really only about a dozen or so guys were trading. One of my mentors, Dan Roemer, is trading in the yellow jacket.