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1852 Wells Fargo Framed Original Advertisement

  • $ 19500

Original Wells Fargo 1852 advertisement. Framed Wells Fargo & Co advertisement when it was initially established in 1852, hence the small capital. This is one of the first broad sheet adverts to promote the company in the new York directory.

On March 18, 1852, they organized Wells, Fargo & Company, a joint-stock association with an initial capitalization of $300,000, to provide express and banking services to California. The original board of directors comprised Wells, Fargo, Johnston Livingston, Elijah P. Williams, Edwin B. Morgan, James McKay, Alpheus Reynolds, Alexander M.C. Smith and Henry D. Rice. Of these, Wells, Fargo, Livingston and McKay were also on the board of American Express.

Marked on back: Broadside from New York Directory dated Approx 1852-53

A great addition to your western american collection. This would make a great unique gift for a birthday or store warming gift.


Framed advertisement measures 9.5" long by 8.25" wide by 1.1" deep and weighs 12oz.


In good condition with signs of use commensurate with age (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).

Shop Ref: Box No.29


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