The third and final print to be issued July 9 by the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing in its Panama Canal Commemorative
Intaglio Print Program features the Panama-Pacific International Exposition Certificate.
Sales begin at 8 a.m. Eastern Time.
Printed in black ink only, the print measures 17 inches by 22
inches. Individual prints, at $75 each, will be available while
supplies last, according to BEP officials.
The Panama Canal Commemorative Intaglio Print Program highlights the
100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. The intaglio
certificate available July 9 is a reproduction of the original PPIE
certificate the BEP produced for several award-winning exhibits at the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (World’s
Fair) in 1915.
Vignettes illustrated on the certificate include the
Top left: Portrait of Christopher
Columbus, engraved in 1915 by Louis S. Schofield and Joachim C.
Top right: Portrait of Vasco Nunez de
Balboa, engraved in 1915 by Schofield and Benzing.
Center left vignette: Ornamental panel featuring oranges,
engraved by Harry L. Chorlton and Edward M. Hall, 1915. A small rural
home and mountainscape appears below the vignette of oranges and their
foliage, while the words EDUCATION, AGRICULTURE and MINING appear on
ribbonlike banners across the orange vignette.
right vignette: Ornamental panel featuring cotton, engraved by
Charles M. Chalmers and Hall, 1915. A small area of factory buildings
dominated by smoke stacks appears below the vignette of cotton plants,
while the words ARTS & SCIENCES, MANUFACTURES and EDUCATION appear
on ribbonlike banners across the cotton vignette.
Center bottom vignette: Group of female figures backed by
tropical foliage (one woman spinning thread, one holding a container
of fruit and a third woman standing), engraved by Marcus W. Baldwin,
Bottom vignettes: Ships, cupids, engraved by
Chorlton and Baldwin, 1915.
panel with lettering PANAMA. Dates in wreaths: 1904, 1915. Engraved by
Frank Lamasure and Chorlton, 1915.
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