100 French West African Francs banknote of 1942, issued during World War II by the Bank of West Africa ( Banque de l'Afrique Occidentale ). French West Africa banknotes, French West Africa paper money, French West Africa bank notes. Obverse: Big Baobab Tree - Africa is symbolized by these magnificent trees. Reverse: Straw huts and palm trees. Printed by the E.A. Wright Bank Note Company in Philadelphia.