Steve Whitfield writes:
A favorite piece of scrip has a great vignette of a Civil War period hunting party. Bird dogs, game birds and three men and a woman have lunch of meat and wines laid out on a blanket. I have been unable to determine the actual location of the issuer - can anyone help? The New York scrip book (New York State Scrip and Private Issues by Gordon L. Harris, 2001) indicates Buffalo, NY, but that is where Sage & Sons, Inc produced the note, not the location of Bloomers Hotel & Restaurant.
Can anyone help identify the location of the issuer? It is a nice vignette. One of my favorite series of books (and yes, I have a lot of favorites) is Roger Durand's Interesting Notes series about obsolete U.S. currency. The three volumes of Interesting Notes About Vignettes is a wealth of information about artworks used on paper money.
I was unable to locate information about this particular vignette, but bibliophiles might want to look for notes with the vignettes of Oglethorpe at Christie's Sale of Dr. Johnson's Library (vol III, p118) or Literature by Asher D. Durand (vol II, p39). -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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