{"id":1832605679680,"title":"Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company","handle":"brooklyn-rapid-transit-company","description":"\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eProduct Details\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIntricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company dating back to the 1920's. 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This document, which is signed by the company Vice President and Assistant Secretary, was a printed by the Franklin-Lee Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 11\" (w) by 6 3\/4\" (h).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThis certificate's fantastic vignette features a conductor in an open air trolley car.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eImages\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003eYou will receive the exact certificate pictured.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eHistorical Context\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cimg style=\"margin-bottom: 10px; float: none;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0055\/6253\/1904\/files\/BROOKLYNRAPIDTRANSIT.png?v=1596316806\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003chr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eIn the last quarter of the 19th Century, the City of \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/brooklyn-new-york\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBrooklyn\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e was comprised of much of today's \"Downtown Brooklyn\". Brooklyn suburbs were areas such as Midwood, Bensonhurst, and if you were wealthy and didn't mind a long ride, the ocean areas of Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach and Coney Island. Owners of the major hotels at the time, like the Brighton Beach Hotel and the Sea Beach Palace Hotel, were looking for new ways to attract new customers. As a result, they helped finance new steam \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/railroad\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003erailroads\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e to the beach, but because each acted on his own, the steam railroads that \"grew up\" were disjointed, concentrated in the western and southern portions of Brooklyn, and really weren't built for the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/mass-transit\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003erapid transit\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e that we know of today.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eMeanwhile, another company, the Brooklyn Union Elevated Railroad Company, was responsible for the creation of the first Elevated lines that fanned out of the City of Brooklyn. New areas of the land would become accessible, and with trains running over the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/vignettes-featuring-the-brooklyn-bridge\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBrooklyn Bridge\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e to Park Row as early as September 1883, now the commerce center of \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/new-york-city\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNew York\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e would be a shorter ride away for these Brooklynites.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe force that created rapid transit in Brooklyn was the American model of free enterprise. The first company to create the route would reap all the profits from passengers using that route.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eEventually, all these companies and lines (including the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/nassau-electric-railroad\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eNassau Electric\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e, the Coney Island \u0026amp; Brighton Beach, the Brooklyn Elevated, the Brooklyn Union Elevated, the Prospect Park \u0026amp; Coney Island, the Brooklyn, Bath \u0026amp; Coney Island, and the Coney Island El [Sea View RR]) became the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/brooklyn-rapid-transit-company\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBrooklyn Rapid Transit Company\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e, which eventually began running these lines as a unit. With the BRT came electrification and rapid expansion. Eventually the BRT would become a competitor to the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/manhattan-new-york\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eManhattan\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e-oriented \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/ghostsofwallstreet.com\/collections\/interborough-rapid-transit-company\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInterborough Rapid Transit Company\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e (IRT), and would be instrumental in future New York City subway expansion. Like the IRT in Manhattan, the BRT was the only player in Brooklyn."}

Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company

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Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company dating back to the 1920's. This document, which is signed by the company Vice President and Assistant Secretary, was a printed by the Franklin-Lee Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 11" (w) by 6 3/4" (h).

This certificate's fantastic vignette features a conductor in an open air trolley car.

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You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

Historical Context


In the last quarter of the 19th Century, the City of Brooklyn was comprised of much of today's "Downtown Brooklyn". Brooklyn suburbs were areas such as Midwood, Bensonhurst, and if you were wealthy and didn't mind a long ride, the ocean areas of Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach and Coney Island. Owners of the major hotels at the time, like the Brighton Beach Hotel and the Sea Beach Palace Hotel, were looking for new ways to attract new customers. As a result, they helped finance new steam railroads to the beach, but because each acted on his own, the steam railroads that "grew up" were disjointed, concentrated in the western and southern portions of Brooklyn, and really weren't built for the rapid transit that we know of today.

Meanwhile, another company, the Brooklyn Union Elevated Railroad Company, was responsible for the creation of the first Elevated lines that fanned out of the City of Brooklyn. New areas of the land would become accessible, and with trains running over the Brooklyn Bridge to Park Row as early as September 1883, now the commerce center of New York would be a shorter ride away for these Brooklynites.

The force that created rapid transit in Brooklyn was the American model of free enterprise. The first company to create the route would reap all the profits from passengers using that route.

Eventually, all these companies and lines (including the Nassau Electric, the Coney Island & Brighton Beach, the Brooklyn Elevated, the Brooklyn Union Elevated, the Prospect Park & Coney Island, the Brooklyn, Bath & Coney Island, and the Coney Island El [Sea View RR]) became the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, which eventually began running these lines as a unit. With the BRT came electrification and rapid expansion. Eventually the BRT would become a competitor to the Manhattan-oriented Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), and would be instrumental in future New York City subway expansion. Like the IRT in Manhattan, the BRT was the only player in Brooklyn.

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