Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Illinois Traction Company dating back to the early 1900's. This document, which is signed by the company Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, was a printed by the British American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 12" (w) by 8" (h).
This certificate's vignette features an allegorical female figure holding a light and torch and riding a winged wheel.
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
Incorporated in the state of Maine in 1904, the Illinois Traction Company was a conglomeration of fifteen regional traction lines (including the Kankakee & Urbana Traction Company and the Illinois Terminal Railroad), gas, heating & electrical companies.
Interestingly, at one time the president of the company was Clement Studebaker, Jr., son of the legendary automobile pioneer. The company was later acquired by the Illinois Power & Light Company.