Manufacturers Bank, Brooklyn


The Mechanics Bank of Williamsburg was re-titled in 1858 as the Manufacturers Bank of Brooklyn and continued until 1865 when it became the Manufacturers National Bank of New York. This striking red and black note was issued at the end of the bank’s run as a state bank. In fact, it was issued the day before Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox, which basically ended the Civil War. Heritage states it is “one of the most attractive Brooklyn notes we have seen.” Vignettes of an allegorical female representing “The Arts” and a sailor at the helm of a ship are complemented by a red overall tint and red and white 1-ONE-1 protector.
Formerly of The LII Collection