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Bank of Washington twenty-dollar note, 1852

North Carolina Collection Gallery, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • Indians Of North America
  • Agriculture
  • Plows
  • Wheat
  • Cabins
  • Stevenson
  • Martin.
  • Hoyt
  • James Edmund.
  • Danforth
  • Bald And Company.
  • Graham
  • William A. (William Alexander)
  • 1804-1875.
  • North Carolina
  • Bank Notes


Twenty-dollar note issued by the Bank of Washington to a "J. Van der veir" on December 6, 1852; engraved and printed by Danforth, Bald and Company, New York, N.Y.; black ink with "2"" in top-left corner and off-center right, "XX" on slant in top-right corner with "TWENTY" as background in lower third; at bottom-left corner is oval portrait of man, possibly a representation of former North Carolina Governor William Alexander Graham; top-center vignette of seated Native American male with legs crossed and resting his chin on his right hand, lying nearby are a sickle, plow, and sheaf of wheat, in background is a cabin in forested landscape; printed plate letter "A" at center-left edge, handwritten serial number "5464" in upper left, issue date "Decr. 6 [18]52" above signature of Bank of Washington's president, James E. Hoyt, and to left near bottom edge is signature of bank's cashier, Martin Stevenson.

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