New Orleans & Ohio Telegraph Lessees Stock Certificate (107772)

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New Orleans & Ohio Telegraph Lessees Stock Certificate  (107772)
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Early, pre-Civil War telegraph! Stock no. 150, issued for 40 shares to Thomas Carter on Sept. 1, 1858 in Louisville, KY. Signed by president N. Green and treasurer Douglas. Pen and spindle cancelled. Black print on thin paper with four vignettes: train & boat (bottom center), allegorical women (left and top center), and a portrait of a man (upper left). Printed by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., Cincinnati. Folds, heavy toning and soiling, as is common with these. 6.25 x 10.5" This company was a merger of the People's Telegraph Lines and the New Orleans & Ohio Telegraph Lines. The telegraph lines went from Wheeling, Virginia to Nashville, Tennessee, and thence to New Orleans, as well as from Maysville, KY to Cincinnati and Nashville to Memphis.

Country (if not USA):
State: Kentucky
City/County: Louisville
Date: 1858