Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from Chicago Realty Shares, Inc. dating back to the 1930's. This document, which is signed by the company Vice President and Assistant Secretary, was printed by the Security Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11 3/4" (w) by 8 1/2" (h).
The vignette on this piece features long, stylistic views of what appears to be Lake Shore Drive and State Street complete with Lake Michigan, boats and period cars.
A fantastic piece!!
Chicago Realty Shares, Inc. was incorporated in Delaware in August of 1929 to buy/sell and /r or manage and improve real estate properties in the Chicago area.
The company managed to survive the crash that would occur two months later, but eventually succumbed to the weight of the great depression that followed shortly thereafter.