ILLINOIS. MOUND CITY. 1 Share of $500. buff, black. No 1179. Trimmed to the borders. Browned paper. Formed 1855 to build a great and thriving metropolis in southern Illinois. The company raised $1.500.000 capital on the strength of ambitious promises, and bought land near Mound City. It built warehouses, a foundry, houses and a shipyard. The company soon went bankrupt, but the new town was merged with Mound City. The vignettes show the great and impressive city that never was.
Themes: PROPERTY - REAL ESTATE, SHOPS - MARKETS
Date: 17 June 1857
Startprice: € 200