[Five dollar promissory note].

[Five dollar promissory note].

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Manual Labor Bank.
1 note : ink on paper ; 8 x 18 cm
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Range 10, Bay 5, Shelf 3, Box 1, Glasshouse money, 1762-2004, Folder 1.6 (Glasshouse money, Philadelphia)
No. 229 banknote issued by Manual Labor Banking House in the denomination of $5 payable to "[J.] Ridgway" and dated September 1, 1837.
Signed by Stephen Simpson and T.W. Dyott.
Dr. Thomas W. Dyott, whose portrait is featured on the note in the upper right, was a dealer in patent medicines in Philadelphia where he also established a glassmaking factory. A pictorial vignette of glassblowers at work in a factory is featured in lower center of note. The central figure in the vignette is dressed in a white collared shirt and, among paper money collectors, is said to resemble Elvis Presley who was born about a century later, in 1935.
These items are in the collection titled Glasshouse money, 1762-2004.
Glasshouse money, 1762-2004
Digitized in-house September 2015 (photography no. 1000158588).
c. 1 condition reviewed 20170208 Moya Dumville of Westlake Conservators, Ltd. Display in low level lighting of 5-10 footcandles for no longer than 3 months. Maintain stable temperature between 55-65 degrees and RH of 45-55%.
Displayed in the exhibition 'Curious and Curioser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library', held at the Rakow Research Library, April 6, 2018 through July 6, 2018.
Glasshouse scrip