BIOGRAPHY: William Fraser Ford

William Fraser Ford was born around 1895 and at the age of seventeen joined the American Bank Note Company (ABNC), where his father also worked. He was also an engraver, and employed by the ABNC as a ‘security tester’, which earned him the nickname of honest counterfeiter. 

William himself was really Robert Savage’s successor, even finishing a die of Savage’s, a portrait of Chiang Kai-shek, after his death. Ford became well-known for his magnificent portrait engravings, and was even sometimes considered the world’s best.

William Fraser Ford passed away on 3 November 1962.

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