To The Rescue!

Item Info

Item No: pixc01079
Title: To The Rescue!
Additional Title: To The Rescue!
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: 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. <>.

Creator Name: Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist