High prices in Paris


The rise of military expenditure during the war led to the depreciation of currency, and subsequently to spiralling inflation. Daily life in cities, as for the elderly man in this photo in Paris, became difficult due to the increased cost of living.

Full title:
High prices in Paris
August, 1918
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Bibliothèque Nationale de France
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Public Domain

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