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The E-Sylum: Volume 14, Number 3, January 16, 2011, Article 11

QUERY: IMAGES OF ENGRAVER WILLIAM BARBER SOUGHT

Ed Krivoniak writes:

Are there any surviving pictures of William Barber, the 5th Chief Engraver of the U.S. mint? I have found plenty of his son Charles E. but haven't been able to find any of William.

Actually, this question has been addressed before, in October 2006. Here's an excerpt. -Editor

Dick Johnson wrote:

U.S. Mint Chief Engraver William Barber was a heavy set man. There is a tiny illustration of him -- but he is not identified -- in a group photograph of the engraving department on page 38 (it is Roman numeral "xxxviii" in the Introduction) of Robert Julian's "Medals of the United States Mint The First Century, 1792-1892." Barber is shown with mallet raised standing behind a table of medal dies in the center of the room.

This same image also appeared on a postcard in a set of sixteen interior photographs within the Third U.S. Mint building in Philadelphia shortly after the Mint moved into the new building at 16th & Spring Garden Street in 1904.

William Barber Barbara Gregory, editor of the American Numismatic Association's NUMISMATIST Magazine was able to provide a copy of the photo. But those were the days when The E-Sylum was a text-only publication. I scanned the photo from my copy of Julian's book - it appears here.



Medal Room, Third U.S. Mint, Philadelphia

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: WILLIAM BARBER'S PICTURE AND PROFESSIONAL IMAGE (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v09n44a05.html)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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