Friday, December 2, 2011

Exhibition : Checks & Balances - Presidents and American Finance

The Museum of American Finance recently opened its new exhibition Checks & Balances : Presidents and American Finance. The exhibit focuses on fiscal policies and budget issues that faced American Presidents George Washington, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. The exposition is on view through November 2012.

George Washington
painting by Charles Peale Polk

 There is also an online section, see here, containing
  • plenty of historical material in PDF format that can be downloaded
  • images of paintings and photographs
  • financial ephemera
  • banknotes
  • bond and share certificates issued to/signed by the presidents
  • confederate state bonds, liberty loan bonds, ...

When you visit the exhibition, do tell us how you experienced it.


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