Philadelphia and Garrettford Street Railway Company
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.