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2015 Intaglio Print Collection’s Panama Canal Commemorative Program

 

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Karen Smith

(202) 874-2108 

 

Washington, DC – The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to introduce Panama-Pacific International Exposition Certificate,” the third and final print in the Panama Canal Commemorative Intaglio Print Program.  The first day of sale is July 9, at 8:00 a.m. EDT.  The price is $75.00.

 

This intaglio print focuses on the 100th anniversary of the opening celebration of the Panama Canal.  The PPIE Certificate is a reproduction of the original certificate which the BEP produced for award winning exhibits at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (World’s Fair) in 1915.
Panama-Pacific International Certificate

Description of Images:

Top Right - Portrait of Vasco Nunez de Balboa - Engraved in 1915 by Louis S. Schofield and Joachim C. Benzing.

 

Top Left - Portrait of Christopher Columbus - Engraved in 1915 by Louis S. Schofield and Joachim C. Benzing.

 

Center Right - Vignette - Ornamental Panel (Cotton), for Side Panel of Certificate, Panama Pacific Exposition. Engraved by Charles M. Chalmers and Edward M. Hall, 1915.

 

Center Left - Vignette - Ornamental Panel (Oranges), for Side Panel of Certificate, Panama Pacific Exposition. Engraved by Harry L. Chorlton and Edward M. Hall, 1915.

 

Center Bottom - Vignette - Group of Female Figures - Large, for Central Figure Group for Certificate of Panama Pacific Exposition. Engraved by Marcus W. Baldwin, 1915.

 

Bottom - Vignette - Ships, Cupid. Engraved by Harry L. Chorlton and Marcus W. Baldwin, 1915.

 

Bottom - Ornamental Panel with Lettering Panama. Dates in Wreaths, 1904, 1915. Engraved by Frank Lamasure and Harry L. Chorlton, 1915.

 

This print is 17” x 22” in size.

 

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