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Manhattan Transit Company

$45.00

SKU: 567gr
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Manhattan Transit Company dating back to the 1910's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Treasurer, was printed by the International Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11" (w) by 7 1/2" (h).

The vignette features a female figure leaning on a stone wall with a busy harbor scene in the background. 

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Historical Context

The Manhattan Transit Company was incorporated in New York on May 15, 1902 assuming control of the assets of the General Carriage Company.

That same year, the company acquired the assets of the New York & Brooklyn Tunnel Railroad Company, which controlled the rights to build a railroad tunnel from Park Row in Manhattan to City Hall in Brooklyn.

The Manhattan Transit Company primarily operated trolley and bus lines in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

The company was acquired by the Long Acre Electric Light and Power Company.