Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Joliet and Chicago Railroad Company dating back to the 1930's. This document, which is signed by the company Vice President and Assistant Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 11" (w) by 7 1/4" (h).
This certificate features a pair of great vignettes. At the top there is a train steaming past a flagman. At the bottom, a dog's head appears with the banner "Fidelity."
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The Joliet and Chicago Railroad was chartered on February 15, 1855 and opened in 1856. It was leased by the Chicago and Mississippi creating a continuous line from Alton to Chicago.
Two more reorganizations formed the St. Louis, Alton and Chicago and then the Chicago and Alton Railroad by October 10, 1862.
The company continued to operate under the Joliet and Chicago Railroad well into the 20th century when it was eventually folded into the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad.