Friday, 11 June 2010

American finance 1861 - 1935

The folks in St. Louis Federal who maintain the Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER) have added a new, cool chart to their website. It covers what was happening in American finance between 1861-1938, including such historical reference points as the battle of Gettysburg, the patenting of the rubber stamp, the purchase of Alaska, the invention of roller skates, and the Chicago fire. The chart is available as either a very large pdf file, or in an interactive slideshow.

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