Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Great Northern Railway Company dating back to the 1870's and 1880's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Secretary, was printed by the American Bank Note Company and measures approximately 11 1/2" (w) by 7 3/4" (h).
This certificate features three stunning vignettes - a funnelstack at a station while a horse drawn carriage waits flanked by a pair of awesome paddlewheeler scenes. The black piece features a fourth vignette of a train at the bottom center.
A fantastic example of art meeting finance!
You will receive the exact certificate pictured.
The St. Paul and Duluth Railroad was reorganized from the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad in 1877. It was bought by the Northern Pacific in 1900.
Known as the "Skally Line," it operated from Saint Paul to Duluth, Minnesota, with branches to Minneapolis, Taylors Falls, Kettle River, and Cloquet, in Minnesota, and Grantsburg and Superior in Wisconsin.