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A Ten Dollar Bill

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With its upwardly mobile society, the United States has frequently been characterized by its interest in material things. The decades after the Civil War were particularly noted for constant debates about the nature of currency and for a preoccupation with wealth. In 1863 the United States...

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Signed and inscribed at lower left: N.A. Brooks / N.Y.


With Schwarz Gallery, Philadelphia; to a Private Collection; by 2008 with Menconi and Schoelkopf, New York; 2008, sold by Menconi and Schoelkopf to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 23, 2008)

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Museum purchase with funds by exchange from The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund, Gift of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865, Bequest of Georgianna Buckham Wright, Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates, and Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman

after 1893


Height x width: 10 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (26 x 41.3 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas