Exchange rate for goods in the year 1915

Description

This postcard shows staple goods – beans, petrol, rice and oil – being pulled through a crowd on a wagon. The prices marked on the containers are very high and this is presumably a comment on inflation during the war.

There is often a fine line between information and propaganda. This especially applies to war postcards such as this one.

Full title:
Exchange rate for goods in the year 1915
Created:
1915
Format:
Postcard / Drawing
Held by:
Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)
Copyright:
© Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België (Bibliotheque Royale de Belgique)

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Article by:
David Stevenson
Theme:
Civilians

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