Banner Engravings

Where do the illustrations at the top of the web pages come from?

Some visitors have asked about the engravings in this site’s page banners. They appear insequentially at random according to the whim of the site’s CSS instructions to your browser.

(CSS stands for “cascading style sheets.”)

From A Private Collection owns a collection of original stock certificates spanning the period from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s. This collection is comprised mostly of certificates from American railroad companies, although a few are from other types of enterprises around the world.

Herewith, a few examples to illustrate the exquisite beauty of old stock certificate engravings.