Nicely engraved antique member certificate from the Illinois Thoroughbred Horse Owners' and Breeders' Association dating back to the 1940's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by Goes and measures approximately 11" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).
The vignette features an eagle, a watefront city skyline, and the Capitol Building.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The Illinois Thoroughbred Horse Owners' and Breeders' Association was incorporated in Illinois and was based in Chicago.
As the company name indicates, the organization was formed to protect the state's owners and breeders in the cut-throat horse racing industry.