Lewis Publishing Company Stock Certificate with Unusual Vignettes (55040)

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Lewis Publishing Company Stock Certificate with Unusual Vignettes   (55040)
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Number 1885 for 5 shares to Thomas Essex in 1902. Signed by WE Miller and E(dward) G(ardner) Lewis president. Three vignettes. Middle shows the octagonal five story building. The other two show their major publications: "The Woman's Magazine" and "Woman's Farm Journal." Reddish border. Major rips at folds. Condition issues, but not seen very often. Edward Gardner Lewis (March 4, 1869 – August 10, 1950) was an American magazine publisher, land development promoter, and visionary political activist. He was the founder of two planned communities that are now cities: University City, Missouri, and Atascadero, California. He created the American Woman's League (1907), a benefits fund for women who sold magazine subscriptions, as well as the American Woman's Republic (1911), a parallel organization designed to help women prepare themselves for a future in which they would have the right to vote. He also founded the People's University and its associated Art Academy in University City, as well as two daily newspapers and two banks.

Date: 1902
State/Country: Missouri
City/County: University City