Beautiful certificate from the United States Freehold Land and Emigration issued in 1871. This historic document was printed by Major & Knapp Eng Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of a steam locomotive passing by a group of workers next to a track. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, C.A. Lambard and Secretary, William H. Reynolds and is over 141 years old.
The United States Freehold Land and Emigration Company was established in 1869 to promote and encourage emigration to and establish settlements on the 500,000 acre Costilla Estate in the San Luis Valley, in the Territories of Colorado and New Mexico. History from Wikipedia and OldCompany.com (old stock certificate research service)