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Philadelphia and Garrettford Street Railway Company

$15.00

SKU: 689
Product Details

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. 

The images presented are representative of the piece(s) you will receive. When representative images are presented for one of our offerings, you will receive a certificate in similar condition as the one pictured; however dating, denomination, certificate number and issuance details may vary.
    Historical Context

    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.

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