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Philadelphia City Passenger Railway Company

$25.00

SKU: 4845
Product Details

Nicely engraved antique stock certificate from the Philadelphia City Passenger Railway Company dating back to the 1870's. This document, which has been signed by the company President and Treasurer, was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 8" (h).

 

This certificate features four beautiful vignettes. The Philadelphia City Seal appears at the top, two men adorn the left and right side borders and Independence Hall can be seen at the bottom.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured. Please note rough top and right side margins.

    Historical Context

    The Philadelphia City Passenger Railway was incorporated 1859 running a line along Chestnut and Walnut Streets. It was later leased in 1884 to the West Philadelphia Passenger Railway Company.

    The company's lines eventually became part of the Philadelphia Traction Company.