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Prints of cowboys... How they made banknotes...



Item # 637112

October 26, 1889

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, October 26, 1889  The full front page shows: "Dangers of Electric Wires in New York--Western Union Lineman burned to Death in Mid-Air."
A rarity is to find period prints of cowboys, but here is one. An inside page has 3 prints, captioned: "Life Among the Cow-Boys of Indian Territory" (see), with a brief, related article on an inside page.
A very nice fullpg. is captioned: "The Evolution of a Bank Note--Illustrations of the Bureau of Engraving & Printing" shows 8 vignettes of the process (see). Includes nearly a full page of text describing it (see for the beginning).
Sixteen pages, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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