Longstrider recently posted a blog about a check he had purchased that was written for payroll from a bank in Bisbee AZ. It reminded me of a check I have had for many years written on the Bank of Philadelphia. The check is dated 5 July 1876 and is in the amount of $35.50. The check writer promises to pay the $35.50 two months after the date of the check. Payee appears to be a Mr. Robert Strauss and the Payor appears to be F.W. Blaisdele (?). Various endorsements on the back of the check show the signature of Robert Strauss then a bank official named Baker in Boston and finally a bank official in Philadelphia.
I originally purchased this because of the interesting date and the fact that Boston and Philadelphia banks were involved. I also love the young girl with Lighthouse in the vignette.
4 months ago