Item No: pixc01079
Title: To The Rescue!
Additional Title: To The Rescue!
Print and Picture Collection
The outbreak of World War I caused France to leave the gold standard of the LMU. The war severely undermined the franc's strength: war expenditure, inflation and postwar reconstruction, financed partly by printing ever more money, reduced the franc's purchasing power by 70% between 1915 and 1920 and by a further 43% between 1922 and 1926.
"French Franc." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Feb. 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2015. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_franc>.
Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist