Glasshouse Money Five Dollar Bill

Object Name: 
Glasshouse Money Five Dollar Bill

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Object Name: 
Glasshouse Money Five Dollar Bill
Accession Number: 
2005.7.22
Dimensions: 
Overall: H: 9.7 cm, W: 19.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1910
Credit Line: 
Purchased with funds from the Charles W. and Virginia Deneka Fund and CMOG Deaccessioning funds
Primary Description: 
Printed engraving on laid paper. Bill has central rectangle with image and text contained within border. The words “FIVE” and “DOLLARS” appear vertically at each end, with a central image of female figure, eagle, cherub, etc. The text of the bill reads in script,”Scattergood & Whitall No 68 N. 3rd. Street PHILADELPHIA on demand pay to bearer FIVE DOLLARS & charge to Acct. of Phoenix Glass Works Millville N. Jersey ___18__.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Parkhurst, Clifton J., Source
2005-10-01
Inscription: 
MASS 1910
Watermark
Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library
Venue(s)
Rakow Library, Corning Museum of Glass 2017-04-08 through 2018-02-17
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Glasshouse Money-A Real Medium of Exchange (2006-07) illustrated, p. 10;