Beautiful engraved Stock certificate from the United States Lines Stock Certificate or shares of capital stock. This item has an ornate border around it with a very nice vignette of two allegorical figures flying over and protecting an ocean liner. This certificate was issued in the 1940's - 1950's and is over 45 years old.
United States Lines was a result of the United States Mail Steamship Company failure after World War I. The U.S. Shipping Board took over U. S. Mail Steamship Co operations due to its heavy looses. The ships were run under United States Lines which was formed in August 1921. The United States Lines 1922-1969 owned the following ships: AMERICA (1921), GEORGE WASHINGTON, PRESIDENT ARTHUR, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, PRESIDENT HARDING, LEVIATHAN, REPUBLIC, MANHATTAN, WASHINGTON, AMERICA (1940), UNITED STATES