Philadelphia Traction Stock signed by George Widener 1906

Philadelphia Traction Stock signed by George Widener 1906
Item# Trolley-4b
$45.00

Product Description

1906 Philadelphia Traction Co. Stock Certificate. Attractive Philadelphia Trolley scripophily document with vignette of electric trolley next to horse carriage. Certificate signed by George Widener as president. George Widener was son of Peter Widener, a successful businessman who started several street railways in Philadelphia. George assumed responsibility of his fatherŐs 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. Certificate is in VF condition with numerous small punch hole cancellations which affect signature.