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Germantown Passenger Rail Way Company

$29.00

SKU: 1822
Product Details

Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Germantown Passenger Rail Way Company dating back to the 1920's. This document, which is signed by the company President, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 10 1/4" (w) by 6 1/4" (h).

 

This certificate features three beautiful vignettes - an eagle on a shield at the top, two men with horses and chickens at the bottom and a female figure at the right.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    Historical Context

    The Germantown Passenger Railway was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1858 and ran along Philadelphia’s Fourth and Eight Streets. It was later leased to the People’s Passenger Railway Company in 1881.

    The People’s Passenger Railway was subsequently sold in 1893 to the People's Traction Company of Philadelphia, which in turn was leased in 1896 to the Union Traction Company, which was eventually leased in 1902 to the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company.