MASSACHUSETTS. BOSTON. Shares of $50. black. No 429. Trimmed left border. Small edge-splits and a little staining. Detailed vignette of a ship in the dry dock of Boston. The city had a major wooden shipbuilding industry in the 1840s and 1850s. From 1857 onwards, attention shifted to iron steamships. The East Boston Dry Dock Co. was bought by the Atlantic Works in 1902, later part of Bethlehem Shipbuilding.
Date: 12 October 1859
Startprice: € 100