A collection of early to mid 19th century banknote designs

There is a wide variety of Chinese banknotes, but one of my favorite designs is the vertical designs which were popular up until the early 20th century. Here is a small collection of notes from various local and provisional banks. As you can see, there is a lot of interesting detail in them, depicting everyday life scenes, flowers, vases, martial arts, waterfalls, etc. Like the themes, their sizes varied considerably. Unfortunately I do not read Chinese, and I've had to rely heavily on the information that came with these when I purchased them. I would like to thank Mr. Erwin Beyer, an expert in Chinese banknotes, for his friendly assistance in the translation of words, deciphering changed place names, and helping me to better understand and appreciate these notes. Thanks also goes to Meng Wengeng for the insights into the language, stories and history. To them I say "Thank you very much"!