The Museum Blog

  • March 23, 2021

    The Last Smokestack

    By: Graham Iddon

    Bank note engraving, purple, a large, highly detailed factory complex of pipes, tanks and chimneys.
    Putting an industrial facility on a bank note is not a casual decision. At the end of the 1960s, such places were earning a bad reputation for pollution. There was actually a good reason for this choice, but it wasn’t obvious to many Canadians.
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