High prices in Paris

Photograph

Description

English

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.

French

Le gonflement de la masse monétaire pour faire face aux dépenses d’arment se traduisit par une forte inflation. Au fur et à mesure que le conflit s’installe dans la durée, la vie quotidienne des populations civiles devient de plus en plus difficile, notamment dans les grandes villes.

Full title
High prices in Paris
Created
August, 1918
Format
Photograph
Held by
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Usage Terms
Free from known copyright restrictions

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