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Bank Note, Landing of Columbus

This is a bank note. It is dated ca. 1870 and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is engraving in black ink on paper, laid down. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Mrs. William Denby. It is credited Gift of Mrs. William Denby.

Its dimensions are

Platemark: 7.3 × 14.9 cm (2 7/8 × 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 13 × 21.5 cm (5 1/8 × 8 7/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed on plate, lower center: American Bank Note Company.

Cite this object as

Bank Note, Landing of Columbus; engraving in black ink on paper, laid down; Platemark: 7.3 × 14.9 cm (2 7/8 × 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 13 × 21.5 cm (5 1/8 × 8 7/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. William Denby; 1952-125-1

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