Stock certificate for one share in the Savings Bank of the Grand Fountain U.O.T.R., made out to "Mildred O. Kinney" certifying that she had paid five dollars for one share in the bank, 29 January 1900; signed by the bank's cashier, R.G. Neill, and with the stamp signature of its president, W.L. Taylor.

Richmond, VA: The bank, 1900. Partly printed stock certificate, 4 1/4 x 8 7/8 inches, completed in manuscript and illustrated with an engraving of a fountain and embossed with the bank's seal. A fraternal society with a pro-temperance bent, the United Order of True Reformers was founded in 1881 by William W. Browne who had moved to Richmond, Virginia, from Alabama. In time, the organization founded a bank, advocated for an African-American economy of goods and services, provided insurance services, and became involved in real estate. In 1910 the bank failed and the organization limped to its demise during the great depression. Very good. (8562). Item #61690

Price: $175.00

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