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Philadelphia City Passenger Railway Company

$25.00

SKU: 216
Product Details

Intricately engraved antique stock certificate from the Philadelphia City Passenger Railway Company dating back to the 1890'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" (w) by 7 1/2" (h).

 

This certificate features three beautiful vignettes. Independence Hall appears at the top, an allegorical female figure representing Liberty can be seen at the right side and the Philadelphia City Seal is at the bottom.

You will receive the exact certificate pictured.

    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.