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The Needs of Commerce: Manufacturing Paper Money (1915)

A panoramic view of the Washington Monument and adjacent buildings prefaces this unique picture. A close view of an artistic engraving of President Wilson lends color to this national ... See full summary »

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A panoramic view of the Washington Monument and adjacent buildings prefaces this unique picture. A close view of an artistic engraving of President Wilson lends color to this national subject. The engraving room, wherein only experts are employed, is shown, and immediately following the transfer of the engravings from roller to plate. The plate is then tempered or hardened. An interesting scene is that showing employees counting the paper used. Each and every sheet must be accounted for. The new Federal Reserve bank note is shown in the printing and later at close range. The note which is now in circulation as a result of the revolutionizing of our currency system by the Glass currency bill, is an attractive bit of paper, well designed. Close views of the printing methods are shown, together with a view of some $10,000 bills, of which there are comparatively few. Many of us might covet the position of one of the employees whom we see handling $66,000,000, but for him it is only a case... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 February 1915 (USA)  »

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