Alabama Five-Dollar Note
Dated "Jan. 1st, 1864."
The printing firm of J. T. Paterson & Company in Augusta, Georgia, not
only produced some of North Carolina's currency, it also printed paper
money for other states, including Alabama. This 1864 Paterson note
depicts at its center a mounted overseer watching his slaves toiling in
the field. In stark contradiction to the reality of this social order,
the female figure Libertas (far left) represents freedom.
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