J. J. Butterfield standing at cashier counter
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
circa 1929

1935 Farmers and Merchants State Bank Interior Cashier Counter with J. J. Butterfield circa 1929 Inv. 95-040057A Darrell Butterfield museum.jpg

Title

J. J. Butterfield standing at cashier counter
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
circa 1929

Description

J. J. Butterfield standing at the cashier counter after the remodel in 1929.

The Farmers & Merchants State Bank's interior underwent a remodel in 1929 after a bank robbery and kidnapping of J. J. Butterfield in September of 1928,

A new service counter was installed to shield bank employees from customers, complete with armored steel plate. A complicated system of mirrors showed the employee to be standing in the service window, when in fact, they were standing to the side, out of harm’s way. There were even ports in the shield through which employees could shoot if needed.

Source

Darrell Butterfield donated the photo to the Derby Historical Museum
(Inv. 95-040057A)

Citation

“J. J. Butterfield standing at cashier counter
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
circa 1929,” Derbykshistory, accessed July 22, 2024, https://derbykshistory.com/items/show/637.

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