Beautifully engraved certificate from the Philadelphia Traction Company issued
in 1905. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of steet railway car and a horse drawn carrage. This item is hand signed by the Company’s President ( George Widener ) and Treasurer and is
over 104 years old. Punched cancelled.
George Widener was son of Peter Widener, a successful businessman who started several street railways in Philadelphia. George assumed responsibility of his father’s business and oversaw the development of cable and electric trolleys. He was president and a significant stockholder in about a dozen different streetcar companies at the time of his death. He and his son, Harry, were lost on the Titanic on April 15, 1912
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