Redeemable: Baltimore’s $2 Bill and the Making of American Currency
A JMM Lobby Exhibit on view Sunday, July 7 – Sunday, August 11, 2019
You may or may not be wearing a necktie or a purse. You might have donned a beautiful head covering this morning or put on comfortable walking shoes. But whatever else you are wearing, we feel confident you are carrying (or wish you were carrying!) the ultimate accessory – it includes an elaborate engraved portrait of a person you have never met – it is American money.
During the ensuing decades, both governments and private firms would struggle to persuade people that a) a piece of paper or metal was actually worth something and b) that the piece of paper or metal was genuine. Members of Maryland’s Jewish community played a small but not insignificant role in these struggles. This exhibit documents a handful of their contributions.
Photos of Exhibit in JMM Lobby
Redeemable: Baltimore’s $2 Bill and the Making of American Currency was made possible in part by the generous support of Morris W. Offit.
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