Map of the Borough of Manhattan of the City of New York, showing relation between the distribution of foreign stock and negro population with the dissemination of communist and socialist propaganda during the summer of 1932
black and color ink on paper, backed with cloth
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Token; metal; depiction of a shield on obverse, a bald eagle on reverse; obverse "TRADESMENS / GOOD FOR / ONE / CENT / CURRENCY" reverse "UNITED STATES / COPPER"
During the Civil War, there were no metallic coins of any denomination in circulation. Tradesmen were thus forced to issue a medium that would save commerce. Many of these tokens depicted patriotic subjects. The irresponsible nature of these tokens forced Congress to pass an act in 1864, forbidding private individuals to issue any form of money.
Presented by Oscar T. Barck. Jan. 15, 1924
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