Identification tag (front and back) for an American Express Co. messenger on the Chicago, Fond du Lac and St. Paul RR, 1858, Chicago.

The multi-billion business we now know as a credit card company started in 1850 as an express mail service.

The Chicago, Fond du Lac and St. Paul RR would be bought by the Chicago and North Western RR in 1859.

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