“Justice with Shield” Vignette by Charles Burt, 1863, American Bank Note Co.
Charles Burt was born at Edinburgh on the eighth day of Nov. 1822. At twelve years of age he entered with W. Home Lizars, engraver of that place, remaining with him until of age, during which time he was principally engaged on plates for Sir Wm. Jardine’s Natural History. He shortly afterwards came to the United States, and was employed by A. L. Dick, who, in his words, had an establishment for engraving in the city of New York, and with whom he remained for about four years. Beginning in 1850 Charles Burt was engaged on Bank Note work, and was the principal die engraver for the U. S. government.
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