Inflation Digital History ID 4531

Inflation

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: photograph
Museum Number: LC-USE6- D-009361
Annotation: In Germany after the last war, it was possible to pay 50 million dollars for a nickel cup of coffee, and 35 million dollars for a $35 suit of clothes. This Berlin woman, realizing that fuel costs money, is starting the morning fire with marks (German money) "not worth the paper they are printed on."
Year: 1920

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