Batavian Bank, La Crosse, WI, check proof on india, American Bank Note Co. 1870s with matching side wheeler large die proof


The Batavian Bank was founded by Gysbert Van Steenwyk, a Dutch native who settled in La Crosse after immigrating to Milwaukee. Van Steenwyk was an important Democrat, with Milwaukee capitalist and European banking connections. He became mayor and was a member of the La Crosse Board of Trade. The Batavian Bank financed La Crosse’s transportation from a lumber town to a center of diversified manufacturing. Van Steenwyk contributed greatly to the development of La Crosse. He brought capitol and connections. The Batavian Bank helped finance La Crosse into the Industrial Age.

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VF, Punch cancels on signature line.


india, india on card


8.25" x 3.5", 7.5" x 5"




American Bank Note Co.