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Creator Role

reproducer

Description

A photograph of a canal scrip used during the building of the Illinois Michigan and Canal dated 1 November 1842. In 1939, the canal commission lacked funds to pay laborers. These scrip were issued to contractors to pay laborers and could be traded in for money once funds were available.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

n.d.

Measurement

8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

paper (fiber product); black-and-white photography

Inscription

verso, backmark: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 2101 (A)

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

black-and-white photograph

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

8300

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Photograph of Canal Scrip Valued at $100

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