Their employees went into camps to cash drafts for both British and French prisoners and arranged for them to receive money from home.By the end of the war they were delivering 150 tonnes of parcels per day to prisoners in six countries.The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center in New York City.
The company prospered sufficiently that headquarters were moved in 1874 from the wholesale shipping district to the budding Financial District, and into rented offices in two five-story brownstone commercial buildings at 63 and 65 Broadway that were owned by the Harmony family.
The old buildings, dubbed by the New York Times as "among the ancient landmarks" of lower Broadway, were inadequate for such a rapidly expanding concern.
After some delays due to the war in Europe, the 21-story neo-classical American Express Co.
Fargo went to Marcellus Flemming Berry and asked him to create a better solution than the letter of credit.
Berry introduced the American Express Traveler's Cheque which was launched in 1891 in denominations of , , , and 0.
The building consolidated the two lots of the former buildings with a single address: 65 Broadway.