Vignettes are pictorial elements on a piece of paper money that shade
off gradually into the surrounding unprinted paper or background
rather than having sharp outlines or a frame.
Early notes often depicted beautifully engraved designs that not
only offered delight to the eyes but a measure of security as only
highly skilled engravers could render them.
Scenic views, locomotives, horses, pasture scenes, all manner of
farm animals, portraits of men and women, and historic to humble
buildings have served as subjects for vignettes.
Liberty, Justice and Agriculture.