Confederate Currency Memorial - Inventory CUR 018
This is a large, extremely rare, historic Chromolithograph print, "The Confederate Note Memorial," which features four reproductions of Confederate notes, arrayed against a set of vignettes and verses dedicated to the "Lost Cause" of the rebel states, for example: "But our boys thought little of price or pay - Or of bills that were over due - We knew if it bought our bread to day - 'Twas the best our poor country could do - Keep it, it tells all our history over..." The print measures 16" x 20", and is set in a beautiful frame, measuring 18.5" x 22.5". There is no publisher or date identified, but the imagery and content are typical of the "Lost Cause" memorabilia from the late 1880s. There is a slight waterstain at the top center edge of the print, but the rest of the print is fine, displaying sharp, colorful imagery. The print has not examined out of the frame, and therefore, the blank margins of the original may have been trimmed. Overall, this is an attractive chromolithograph print with vignettes of Confederate notes, interspersed with quotes about the now-worthless paper money and battle scenes showing the heroic efforts of the soldiers in their "Lost Cause".
Inventory Number: CUR 018