Photograph of Canal Scrip Valued at $100
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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 10 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
paper (fiber product); black-and-white photography
verso, backmark: PRINT FROM PHOTOGRAPH / in possession of the Lincoln / National life Foundation / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Identification Number 2101 (A)
Illinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.)
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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