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Beyond Face Value: Depictions of Slavery in Confederate Currency

The Images: Post Civil War Scenes

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Alabama, Great Southern Life Insurance Co. (no date)[singlepic id=295 w=auto h=16 float=inline]

Notice the exaggerated smiles on the faces of the slaves depicted here.

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Delaware, San Francisco Textile Mills Inc. stock certificate (1925)[singlepic id=294 w=auto h=16 float=inline]

Note the presence of white workers in the field scenes to the left and right of main vignette.

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Note the grotesque facial characteristics of the individual,
in great contrast to pre-Civil War depictions.

State of Louisiana, Shreveport and Houston Railway Company, $1000 gold bond, 1884 proof