Louisiana Electric Light Company (Image of old arc light bulb on certificate) Payable in Gold - 1892

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Beautifully engraved Certificate from the Louisiana Electric Light Company issued in 1892. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of cherubs holding a tourch on both sides of a flying mercury. There is also an arc light bulb underprint. This item is hand signed by the company's Treasurer and President and is over 124 years old.
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Certificate Vignette
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Arc Light Bulb Underprint
The Louisiana Electric Light Company provided arc and incandescent electric lighting and power to the citizens of New Orleans from this plant on Market Street between South Peters and Water Streets. It is now the site of Entergy's Market Street generating plant.
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Image of plant in 1894 from old company letterhead