The Tippecanoe Securities Company was incorporated in New Jersey in 1909. This pieces features a vignette of William Henry Harrison. Harrison, the ninth President of the United States, originally gained national fame for leading U.S. forces against American Indians at the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811, where he earned the nickname "Old Tippecanoe."
In 1811, Harrison was authorized by Secretary of War William Eustis to march against the nascent confederation as a show of force. Harrison led an army of more than 1,000 men north to try to intimidate the Shawnee into making peace. Instead, the tribes launched a surprise attack on Harrison's army early on the morning of November 6, in what became known as the Battle of Tippecanoe. Harrison defeated the tribal forces at Prophetstown, next to the Wabash and Tippecanoe Rivers. Harrison was hailed as a national hero and the battle became famous. His troops had greatly outnumbered the attackers, and suffered many more casualties during the battle.
Harrison, having accomplished his goal of destroying Prophetstown, proclaimed that he had won a decisive victory. He acquired the nickname "Tippecanoe", which was popularized in the song "Tippecanoe and Tyler too" during the election of 1840, when Harrison was elected president. But some of Harrison's contemporaries, as well as some subsequent historians, raised doubts about whether the expedition had been much of a success. Although the defeat was a setback for Tecumseh's confederacy, the Natives soon rebuilt Prophetstown, and frontier violence actually increased after the battle.
Close Up of Vignette:
Common Stock Certificate, issued in the 1910’sPrinter: Wilbur & Hastings, New York Dimensions:
10” (h) x 12” (w)State: NJ-New Jersey Subject Matter: Finance and Related
| Insurance Companies Vignette Topic(s): Famous Americans Featured
| William Henry Harrison Featured Condition:
Vertical fold lines, no cancels, ragged upper margin, fold split at upper margin enters top border (no paper loss) and toning and edge faults from age.