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Flagler, Henry Morrison
Henry Morrison Flagler Signed Standard Oil Stock Certificate.
New York, 1898. Engraved Standard Oil Stock Certificate signed by Henry Morrison Flagler. One page, printed on both sides, dated 1898, featuring a vignette of the United States Capitol, Stock certificate for one share of the Standard Oil Trust. The receipt is affixed along the left edge. The reverse documents the 1898 transfer to Caroline Helen Parrish, wife of Archibald Manning Brown, the architect who designed the famed Heinz Dome at the 1939 World's Fair and the Harlem River Houses West in New York. The certificate measures 15.75 inches by 7.75 inches. John D. Rockefeller entered the oil industry at the age of twenty-four and worked tirelessly to unify it into the most powerful petroleum refiner in the world, Standard Oil Trust. He joined forces with fellow industrialist Henry Morrison Flagler in 1867 to form Rockefeller, Andrews & Flagler. The predecessor of Standard Oil, the firm gained success by marketing all of the by-products of the refining process, and gaining market and pricing control through shipping rates. Flagler was also a key figure in the development of the Atlantic coast of Florida and founder of what became the Florida East Coast Railway. He is known as the father of Miami and Palm Beach, Florida. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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