Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the McGraw - Hill Publishing Company, Inc. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an allegorical woman. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President ( Donald McGraw ) and Secretary.
The McGraw-Hill Companies has been a leader in providing trusted information and analysis for well over a century. From the Industrial Revolution to the Internet Revolution, The McGraw-Hill Companies has filled a critical need for information and insight by helping individuals and businesses in a broad range of markets. Founder James H. McGraw, a teacher in upstate New York, began working in publishing in 1884, and purchased the American Journal of Railway Appliances in 1888. At the same time, co-founder John A. Hill was working as an editor at Locomotive Engineer. Over the next fifteen years, the two men pursued their separate careers specializing in technical and trade publications. In 1899, McGraw incorporated his publications under the heading of "The McGraw Publishing Company;" in 1902, John Hill followed with "The Hill Publishing Company."