Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Dalhart Leader Dry Goods Co. dating back to the early 1900's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by Clark & Courts of Galveston and measures approximately 10" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).
The vignette features an eagle atop a shield.
Please note chip in upper left corner. There are also fold splits along vertical fold lines in margin and border.
The Dalhart Leader Dry Goods Co. was incorporated in Texas in 1909 by T. R. Day, C. E. Williams and D. L. Day.
The company, which was located in Dalhart, filed financial reports with the state of Texas through 1912, when they apparently went out of business. Dalhart is located in northernmost part of Texas and takes its name from its location on the border of Dallam and Hartley Counties.
Dalhart was in the center of the Dust Bowl, an area adversely affected by a long period of drought and dust storms during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Here, Tex Thornton, operating on the now debunked concussion theory, coaxed today's inflation-adjusted equivalent of $1 million from the locals on claims he could fire rocket-powered explosives into the clouds and cause rain.