Bank of North America (Interior)

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00731
Title: Bank of North America (Interior)
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Shows a scale used for weighing gold and silver by the Bank of North America, the nation's first banking house. Founded by Robert Morris in 1781, the bank began operations from a store on the 300 block of Chestnut Street, owned by Tench Francis, a merchant who became the bank's first officer.  The counting room was restored and put on display in the Atwater Kent Museum, where this picture was taken.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.8
Creator Name: Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler
Francis, Tench, 1730-1800