This venerable New York institution was established in 1799 as the Manhattan Company. Over the next 200 years, the company grew into a multi-national banking giant acquiring smaller banks like the Bank of Long Island, the First National Bank of Ozone Park, Greenpoint Bank of Brooklyn, First Bank of Whitestone, Bronx Borough Bank, Chase National Bank (which led to the name change to Chase Manhattan), and the Clinton Trust Company.
In 1996, Chase Manhattan merged with Chemical bank. On December 31, 2000, Chase merged with JP Morgan Financial to become part of JP Morgan Chase.
Capital Stock, issued in the 1950’s
Printed by the American Bank Note Company
8” (h) x 12” (w)
This certificate has vertical fold lines, punch hole cancels in signature areas and body, stray staple holes and markings.