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Florence Rail Road & Improvement Co.

$115.00

SKU: 7232
Product Details

 

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Florence Rail Road & Improvement Co. dating back to the 1880's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by Budden & Son and measures approximately 11 3/4" (w) by 6 3/4" (h). 

 

The certificate's primary vignette features a train flanked by a pair of industrial scenes. There are also two cherub scenes in the border area, one of which includes a lion, the other an eagle.

 

Rarely seen piece with many intricate details!

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    Historical Context

    The Florence Rail Road & Improvement Co. was incorporated in Alabama in 1888.

     

    The company was responsible for developing the Florence area through land improvements and the introduction of a rail line to the area.

     

    In 1897, it became part of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad system.