Beautiful certificate from the George Livingston Richards Company issued in 1906. This historic document was printed by Boston Bank Note Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the company's name. This item has the signatures of the Company's President and Founder, George Livingston Richards and is over 104 years old.
In 1905, the George Livingston Richards Co of Boston, MA had an essay contest of the Definition of Success. Bessie Stanley won $250 in the contest for her definition below: " He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; who life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction."