Thursday, March 27, 2014

Beautiful Bills

I found a file filled with bills from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s and they are gorgeous! Many of them have beautiful engravings on them, which either depict the goods they are offering or the building where they’re located. Some of the buildings are still standing, but most were lost in the Baltimore Fire in 1904.

Here are a few of the ones that I like the most.

People with Flags!IMG_0070


Animals & BirdsIMG_0079IMG_0092IMG_0094xIMG_0345IMG_0346IMG_0348




Household goodsIMG_0098IMG_0099xIMG_0100xIMG_0087

Multi-Colored InksIMG_0078IMG_0084IMG_0325IMG_0341IMG_0101

Fancy Fonts & Great TypesettingIMG_0066IMG_0067IMG_0068IMG_0090IMG_0091IMG_0093IMG_0329IMG_0339IMG_0342

Don’t you wish the bills you received looked this great?

1 comment:

  1. These vignettes on old bills are fascinating. My favorite here is the rather surreal one with all the tumbled-over furniture, the one chair apparently balanced sideways in mid air, as though there were an invisible lion tamer behind it.