An illustration of a trade acceptance. "A special form of draft which has been widely used in Europe for many years and which, under our Federal Reserve System of banking, will be used extensively in this country is the Trade Acceptance."

Trade Acceptance

An illustration of a trade acceptance. "A special form of draft which has been widely used in Europe…

"Liverpool Branch of the Bank of England." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bank of England

"Liverpool Branch of the Bank of England." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

An illustration of the Bank of Mobile as pictured in 1874.

Bank of Mobile, Alabama

An illustration of the Bank of Mobile as pictured in 1874.

A form of a share of bank stock.

Bank Stock

A form of a share of bank stock.

An illustration of the foyer of a bank with teller windows.

Bank Teller Windows

An illustration of the foyer of a bank with teller windows.

An illustration of a tax bill.

Tax Bill

An illustration of a tax bill.

An illustration of a stock certificate.

Stock Certificate

An illustration of a stock certificate.

A check is a negotiable instrument instructing a financial institution to pay a specific amount of a specific currency from a specified account held in the markers name with that institution.

Check Book

A check is a negotiable instrument instructing a financial institution to pay a specific amount of a…

An illustration of a check for $10.50.

Check for $10.50

An illustration of a check for $10.50.

An illustration of a check for $10.50 that has been indorsed/signed.

Check for $10.50, Indorsed

An illustration of a check for $10.50 that has been indorsed/signed.

An illustration of a personal check for $28.75.

Check for $28.75

An illustration of a personal check for $28.75.

An illustration of a check stub.

Check Stub

An illustration of a check stub.

An illustration of a check that has a stamped indorsement and a signature.

Indorsed Check

An illustration of a check that has a stamped indorsement and a signature.

An illustration of a check that has a stamped indorsement.

Stamped Indorsed Check

An illustration of a check that has a stamped indorsement.

An illustration of a blank deposit slip.

Deposit Slip

An illustration of a blank deposit slip.

An illustration of a bank draft. A bank draft is a check drawn by a bank and signed by at cashier.

Bank Draft

An illustration of a bank draft. A bank draft is a check drawn by a bank and signed by at cashier.

An illustration of a commercial draft for $122.50. "A commercial draft is a written order by which one person directs a second person to pay a specified sum of money at a stated time, through a bank."

Commercial Draft

An illustration of a commercial draft for $122.50. "A commercial draft is a written order by which one…

An illustration of a commercial draft, payable on demand, for $122.50. A commercial draft that is requesting an immediate payment.

Commercial Draft

An illustration of a commercial draft, payable on demand, for $122.50. A commercial draft that is requesting…

"Bank of Ireland, Dublin." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Dublin Bank

"Bank of Ireland, Dublin." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

The central bank of the whole of the United Kingdom.

The Bank of England

The central bank of the whole of the United Kingdom.

The Bank of Ireland.

Bank of Ireland

The Bank of Ireland.

"Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying lifeboat of the institution on its transporting carriage, ready for launching." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lifeboat

"Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying lifeboat…

"Sheer Plan of a Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying lifeboat of the institution on its transporting carriage, ready for launching." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lifeboat

"Sheer Plan of a Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying…

"Deck Plan of a Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying lifeboat of the institution on its transporting carriage, ready for launching." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Lifeboat

"Deck Plan of a Ten-Oared Lifeboat. the 33-feet, double-banked, ten-oared, self-righting, and self-emptying…

"London City and Midland Bank, Ludgate Hill Branch." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

London City

"London City and Midland Bank, Ludgate Hill Branch." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

An illustration of a demand note. A note in which the maker agrees to pay whenever the payee wishes the money and "demands" it.

Demand Note

An illustration of a demand note. A note in which the maker agrees to pay whenever the payee wishes…

An illustration of a promissory note that has been indorsed. "A promissory note is a written promise to pay a specified sum of money at a stated time."

Indorsed Promissory Note

An illustration of a promissory note that has been indorsed. "A promissory note is a written promise…

An illustration of a promissory note that has been indorsed by more than one person. "Each indorser can be held responsible for the payment of the note, should the maker fail to keep his promise to pay at the specified time."

Indorsed Promissory Note

An illustration of a promissory note that has been indorsed by more than one person. "Each indorser…

An illustration of an interest-bearing note. A note indicating that the amount of the principal and interest on that amount will be paid.

Interest-Bearing Note

An illustration of an interest-bearing note. A note indicating that the amount of the principal and…

An illustration of a promissory note. "A promissory note is a written promise to pay a specified sum of money at a stated time."

Promissory Note

An illustration of a promissory note. "A promissory note is a written promise to pay a specified sum…

"One day there came marching into camp a regiment from Virginia, from the beautiful valley of the Shenandoah. It was commanded by Daniel Morgan. The men wore frocks trimmed with fur, and fur caps ornamented with buck-tails. On their breasts were the words uttered by Patrick Henry in the House of Burgesses in Virginia, 'Liberty or Death!' They were armed with rifles, and had marched all the weary way from beyond the Potomac, to have a hand in driving the British out of Boston. General Washington was riding out to inspect the intrenchments, and met the brave riflemen. General Morgan saluted the commander-in-chief. 'From the right bank of the Potomac, general!'"—Coffin, 1879

From the Right Bank of the Potomac

"One day there came marching into camp a regiment from Virginia, from the beautiful valley of the Shenandoah.…

A section of a reservoir bank showing an outlet.

Reservoir Bank

A section of a reservoir bank showing an outlet.

A common household safe used to store valuable items.

Safe

A common household safe used to store valuable items.

Storefronts lining a town street.

Storefronts

Storefronts lining a town street.

The bank swallow (also known as the sand martin) lives in large communities, often of several hundred individuals.

Bank Swallow

The bank swallow (also known as the sand martin) lives in large communities, often of several hundred…