Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Historic Sesquicentennial Exposition Stock Certificate

In 1926 Philadelphia hosted the Sesquicentennial Exposition, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the United States. Exhibitors from around the world attended. Highlights included sporting events, guest speakers, and an eighty-feet tall replica of the Liberty Bell.

This stock certificate from the Sesqui-Centennial Exhibition Association issued in 1925, features an ornate border with a vignette of old Philadelphia. The certificate bears the signatures of the Association's President, W. Freeland Kendrick (Mayor of Philadelphia) and Secretary.

This historic stock certificate was printed by the E. A. Wright Banknote Company.

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