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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 29, July 16, 2006, Article 22

ON THE NARAMORE SHEETS

Past NBS President Michael J. Sullivan writes: "In response to the
query on Naramore:  No ? his photographic sheet is not complete.
Here is a description from my collection.  If anyone needs information
on literature related to counterfeiting and/or counterfeit detection,
I can usually help as my library is very deep in this area.

Naramore, R[obert] C.  Naramore's United States Treasury and National
Bank Note Detector.  Pocket Edition.  Being Exact Copies of the
Genuine Plates, Photographed from the Proof Sheets, By Permission
of Hon. H. McCullouch, Secretary U.S. Treasury.  Published by American
Photograph Co., Bridgeport, Conn.  [1866].  18 individual 10 cm. x 6.3
cm Photographs, Housed in a Two Piece, Blue Cardboard Box with Gold
Lettering.

Unlisted in Dillistin.  The 18 photographs include U.S. Notes: $1,
$2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, and $1000; and National Bank Notes:
$1 (Pittsburgh National Bank of Commerce), $2 (Washington National
Bank of Boston), $5 (National Union Bank of Swanton, Vermont), $10
(Second National Bank of Sandusky, Ohio), $20 (New York National
Exchange Bank), $50 (New York National Exchange Bank), $100 (New
York National Exchange Bank), $500 (Manufacturers National Bank of
Philadelphia), $1000 (Fourth National Bank of City of New York).

It is interesting to note Laban Heath's second edition counterfeit
detector also published in 1866, illustrates a counterfeit $20 on
the Fourth National Bank of City of New York.   Printed on the back
of the Naramore "cards" in purple ink "A Souvenir of the United
States Treasury Notes and National Bank Notes, by Photographic Copies
of the Circulating Notes issued by Act of Congress, Taken from Proof
Impressions on file in the U.S. Treasury Depar't.  Published by
permission of Hon. H. McCullouch, Sec'y U.S. Treasury.  Published
by the American Photograph Co., Bridgeport, Conn.  Entered according
to Act of Congress In the year 1866, by R.C. Naramore, in the Clerk's
Office of the Dist. Court of Connecticut.

Davis auction sale 23 "The earliest use of photography in counterfeit
detection, and tied with the Nathaniel Paine work on Massachusetts
currency as the first American numismatic work using that technology.
The images taken from unsigned proof sheets with the permission of
Treasury Secretary McCullouch, appear in four forms:  as a single
sheet with the eighteen images arranged 3 x 6; with the single sheet
mounted on a printed black card with a brass eyelet for hanging; on
cards housed in a morocco pouch; and as offered in the rare original
cardboard box."  Naramore's were issued without text, limiting their
usefulness to comparison and detection alone versus the educational
approach employed by Foote, Gear, Eastman, Peyton, Heath, and Wilbur."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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