Beautifully engraved certificate from the Pathe Film Corporation issued no later than 1941. This historic document was printed by the Central Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of two allegorical women flanking the company's famous rooster logo. This item has the printed signatures of the company's officers and is over 73 years old.
The company was a result of the reorganization of Pathe Exchange, Inc. The company's original goal was to control the film industry in France. Due to WWII, their priorities changed.