Houseboat on the Styx, Inc. - New York 1928

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Beautifully engraved certificate #1 from the Houseboat on the Styx, Inc issued in 1928. This historic document was printed by Goes and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a woman. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, A E Jacob and Secretary, John J. Watts and is over 77 years old. is a name you can TRUST!
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This company was named after the book, Houseboat on the Styx was written by John Kendrick Bangs. It was a 1896 collection of humorous sketches featuring the "shades" or ghosts of famous literary characters. A Houseboat On The Styx" is a floating gentleman's club. The concept plays out figures such as Shakespeare, Darwin, Barnum, Dr. Johnson, even biblical figures, in humorous and witty banter amongst themselves regarding vogue-ish subjects of the day.