Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Boston & Worcester Rail-Road Corporation dating back to the 1850's and 1860's. This document, which has been signed by the company President and Treasurer, measures approximately 8 3/4" (w) by 8 1/4" (h).
This certificate is a true scripophily classic. A full width primary vignette shows a detailed street scene inclusive of train barns, warehouse a horse drawn covered wagon. A small lower vignette features a locomotive.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured. Please note close cropping to borders.
The Boston and Worcester Rail-Road Corporation was charted in 1831 to develop a line from Boston to Worcester (which at that time was planned to be a quaint little fishing village destination for the masses). The line opened in 1835, and subsequently built a number of local branches from its main line to local towns.
The company merged with the Western Railroad in 1867 to form the Boston and Albany Railroad.