Beautifully engraved antique stock certificate from the Uncas National Bank of Norwich dating back to the 1880's. This document, which is signed by the company President and Cashier was printed by the American Bank Note Company, and measures approximately 10" (w) by 6 1/2" (h).
This certificate features a trio of vignettes - a Native American looking down into a valley at the top, a blacksmith at the left side and a masted ship on stormy seas at the bottom.
The Uncas National Bank of Norwich dated back to 1865. The bank merged with the Merchants National Bank in 1928 to form the Uncas-Merchants National Bank.
This incarnation then merged with the Hartford National Bank & Trust in 1955. In 1969, the Hartford National Bank and Trust Company became the first completely owned subsidiary bank of the newly established Hartford National Corporation.
The Hartford National Corporation merged with Shawmut National Corporation, which later merged with Fleet Bank in 1995.
Fleet eventually became part of Bank of America.