Beginning with nothing, Little acquired an immense fortune through stock speculation. His ambition was to hold the foremost place in Wall Street, something he accomplished for a time through his successful manipulation. At one time he controlled so large an amount of stock that he was called the "Napoleon of the Board". Little's bold maneuvering left him bankrupt on several occasions and each time he would recover. The Civil War,, however wiped his fortune out for the last time and Little died a poor man. A colorful figure in Wall Street history


Cleveland & Toledo Rail-road Co Stock Issued To And Signed On Verso By Speculator Jacob Little

1862, Ohio. Stock certificate for 1 share. Black. Vignettes of surveyors at upper left and of a locomotive at upper right. Issued to Jacob Little and fully signed on verso. Also signed on Stub “JL”. A scarcely seen certificate issued to this important wall street speculator. Pen cancelled and Very Fine.
Catalog: # SB-4108
State: Ohio
Topic: Famous People on Stocks and Bonds
Price: $275.00