Early train vignettes are among my favorites. Below are a couple. Do you have any notes with nice train vignettes?
AKA - Steve in Tampa
Very nice !!!
Small train on the front
Big train on the back
Now that is Cool !!
Thanks for sharing @NewEnglandNotes .
Those Choo-Choos are Cool-Cool. Nice looking notes.
Now there's some nice notes 🙂
Some great looking vignettes! Here are a couple of mine:
Warwick Bank $2, October 4, 1858
American Bank, Providence $10, 1830s-50s Proof
Westminster Bank, Providence $5, 1850s Proof with custom vignette of downtown Providence
Citizens Union Bank, Scituate $1, 1830s Proof
Interesting thread. I’m glad it got revived or I would not have seen it 😀
Awesome posts, thanks for sharing
I know that the above notes are currency but some of them look like works of art. They are just beautiful. Thanks for posting them.
Late 1840s $1 Proof, Hamilton Bank, North Scituate RI
Vignette of “train startling horses”
Mechanics National Bank $50, Series 1902 Third Charter Date Back, Fr. 667. Charter #(N)1007, Providence RI
Hey cinch: That Rhode Island note is very artistic. All of these train notes are nice. Thanks to all who posted them.
I have been scanning my world currency collection. I did the edit on this item today.
Here's one I completely forgot about...............
Wow ... some real nice notes on this thread.
A great post. A complete sketch history of the evolution of trains. The Pennsylvania Rail Road at 'Horseshoe Bend' close to Altoona. Thanks mbwizkid.
I have a couple notes with this train, but never saw it on a local stock certificate.
Ah ha, someone else has breached the realm of stock certificates! I could post examples for days, but I will avoid hijacking this thread. Instead I'll contribute a few very early stocks that share a number of locomotive vignettes with obsolete currency.
@gsalex What a trip seeing those early locomotives with the stagecoach carriages, especially when the second level is so crowded, like the image on your certificate.
Any idea what that style of train was called? The DeWitt Clinton, an early New York State train, is similar.
A lot of people think that B&O vignette represents a Tom Thumb locomotive (I used to), but that's not accurate. It actually shows the Novelty -- a locomotive that only ran in England. There's a mystery about why B&O would use that vignette on their stock certificate, but they stuck with it over many years. Here is a slightly different engraving from a later stock.
Looking at these I have to think that it must have been quite a ride.
_Beautiful examples, _ Enjoy seeing them, thanks for sharing 😀
A couple more scans from the American Bank Note Company Archive series.
I found some more moldy oldies on stocks. The first, you'll notice, is the same vignette found on the Buffalo & Niagara Falls RR above, but with Sullivan RR added to the passenger cars. This was a popular locomotive that got repurposed often in the 1850s.