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The E-Sylum (10/31/2010)

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Regarding the exhibition "Money on Paper: Bank Notes and Related Graphic Arts from the Collections of Vsevolod Onyshkevych and Princeton University," David Gladfelter writes:

Money on Paper exhibit catalog Special events were held on October 17 in connection with this exhibit. Mark Tomasko presented a well-illustrated lecture on the topic “The Art of Bank Note Engraving” sponsored by Friends of the Firestone Library. This was followed by a wine and cheese reception, and a tour of the exhibition led by the curator, Dr. Alan M. Stahl.

Accompanying him were Vsevolod Onyshkevych, a Princeton engineering alumnus who contributed a selection of modern European bank notes to the exhibit; Robert M. Peck, co-author with Eric P. Newman of the essay on the Gideon Fairman engraving after Audubon’s drawing of a grouse, who spoke briefly about that portion of the exhibit; and current student Francis Musella ’13 who contributed an essay on Benjamin Franklin’s nature printing.

With several members of the New York Numismatic Club in attendance, an impromptu dinner at a local restaurant followed, including the speakers and other participants. A great (not just good) time was had by all.

Dr. Stahl will again lead curatorial tours on November 21 and December 12. The exhibit closes January 2.

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: NEW BOOK AND EXHIBIT: MONEY ON PAPER (

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