Prints and Drawings in the Treasury Collection

Engraving of the members of President Lincolns' cabinet
The Treasury Building was the first home of the Bureau of Engraving & Printing and that legacy continues with displays of some of their most significant works. Examples of printers' and engravers' historic works, as well as artist models for currency specimens and certificates, are exhibited throughout the Treasury Building. Of particular interest to collectors are late 19th and early 20th-century currency, stamp and bond displays which were assembled by the Bureau for world fairs and exhibitions. Several of the decorative display frames are on public view along the building corridors as part of the Saturday Treasury public tour program (reservations must be made in advance through a Congressional office).

  • Columbian Display Frames

    Columbian Display Frames

    The pair of Columbian Display frames are the most ornate in Treasury's collection. They also have one of the most colorful histories from the time they were created for the 1893 Columbian exposition to their restoration for display in the West Lobby.
  • Secretary Salmon Portland Chase

    Secretary Salmon Portland Chase Photos

    The Treasury Historical Association this month donated to the Department a rare original relic - an 1862 photograph of Secretary Salmon Portland Chase.