Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Philadelphia and Garrettford Street Railway Company dating back to the 1910's. This document was printed by the Franklin-Lee Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 7 1/2" (h).
This certificate's vignette features a pair of allegorical female figures and a dynamo. In the background you can see a trolley on a city street and a river scene complete with a ship, train and factories.
In 1904, the first segment of the Philadelphia & Garrettford Street Railway Company opened. The Philadelphia & Garrettford Street Railway Company included lines to Sharon Hill and Media.
In 1906 the line was leased to the Philadelphia & West Chester Traction Company. The Sharon Hill and Media lines are the only ones which continue to survive as electric railways.