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Unformatted text preview: figure, which carries the head high above its center. The upper focal point of the ellipse offers the head . .. a compositional resting place not available in either the tondo or the rectangle." In US currency, Presidents are in elliptical frames. Also note ellipses around the numerals on $1, $5, and $20 bills; elliptical frame around Lincoln Memorial on $5 bill....
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