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"Financial Facts Illustrated" broadside

 Collection — Folder: OBD024
Identifier: OBD024

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a broadside from August 7, 1896 titled "Financial Facts Illustrated" depicting, in cartoons, finance in the United States and the debate between gold and silver.


  • 1896/08/07

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

One of the major issues of the election of 1896 was unlimited silver coinage versus the gold stanard. Gold coins and paper money backed by gold had stable value and restricted supply. Those in support of the gold standard believed that silver coinage would result in fluctuating values and loss of credit. "Silverites" argued that adding silver coins to the supply would lead to higher wages and profits.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 extra-large oversize item)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/12/08 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2021/12/08 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2022/11/14 by Brittany Kropf.
"Financial Facts Illustrated" broadside
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.