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Our public face

Ten objects highlighting some of the ways that banks have expressed their public identity over the centuries.

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61: Twenty shilling note, 1727

From the Royal Bank of Scotland's first issue of banknotes.

62: Cashier's portrait, 1759

Portrait by William Mosman of John Campbell, cashier of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

63: Bank advertisement, 1846

Promoting London & Westminster Bank's services for travellers.

64: Head office floor tile, 1861

From the floor of the Royal Bank of Scotland's Edinburgh head office.

65: Company history, 1928

History of the Royal Bank of Scotland by Neil Munro.

66: Bank manager's hat, 1950s

Homburg hat belonging to Westminster Bank's Market Drayton branch manager.

67: Cinema advert, 1961

'You and the Westminster', advertising Westminster Bank.

68: £5 note, 1966

Issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

69: Brand mark brooch, 1970

Issued to female staff of the Royal Bank of Scotland.

70: Website press release, 1995

Announcing the launch of the Royal Bank of Scotland's first website.