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American Bank Note Company (fl. 1895) [Membership certificate of John B. Bachelder as director of the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02131.05 Author/Creator: American Bank Note Company (fl. 1895) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Print Date: 4 July 1895 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Steel engraved certificate, published by the American Bank Note Company, apparently prepared for Bachelder's heirs the year after his death in 1894. With gold seal. States that Bachelder was director from 22 June 1881 through 26 June 1882. Decorated with engravings by F.B. Schell.

People: American Bank Note Company, fl. 1895.
Schell, Frederic B., fl. 1895.
Bachelder, John Badger, 1825-1894.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Battle of Gettysburg, Banking, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Coins and Currency, Battle, Civil War, Military History

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