Printed by
Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., American, 1851 - 1861
Subject of
Elmore, Franklin Harper, American, 1799 - 1850
Confederate States of America, 1861 - 1865
Date
September 7, 1853
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 3 1/16 × 7 1/4 in. (7.8 × 18.4 cm)
Description
Exchange Bank of South Carolina five dollar note featuring a central image of a woman sitting next to a Grecian bust surrounded by flowers and shields. Above the illustration is the text that reads, [THE EXCHANGE BANK OF / COLUMBIA]. The text continues on either side of the illustration, [WILL / PAY / FIVE / DOLLARS / To Bearer / on demand. / Columbia / Dec. 18, 1853 / SOUTH / CAROLINA]. At the bottom are two signatures, on the left, [Pa V Scott Cashr.] and on the right, [Jas V. Lyles Prest.] Underneath Lyles' signature is the name of the printers, [Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co. Phila & New York]. On the top right in an oval is a portrait of Franklin Harper Elmore. In the bottom left corner and top right corner are heavily designed circles with the number [5] in the center. At the bottom right is a portrait of an unknown woman. Surrounding the entire note is a border of the word [FIVE]. The back is blank except for the handwritten inscription, [GJ / 103 [underlined]].
Place made
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Coins and Currency
Type
money
american paper money
Topic
American South
Commerce
Government
Slavery
U.S. History, Civil War, 1861-1865
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2017.108.9.20
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5100cb577-352e-4361-b2b2-576b5beeba6b
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