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Man exchanges guitar for basket of fruits in the barter system after inauguration of Franklin D Roosevelt in Washington DC.
Great Depression footage after the inauguration of Franklin D Roosevelt as the President of the U.S. in Washington D.C. in 1933. During a bank holiday two day after the inauguration of Franklin D Roosevelt as the President of the US, vehicles move on the streets. Long lines of civilians move on the streets. Man makes a genuine hand made "depression dollar." which is made out of rubber. He demonstrates how it can grow for inflation by stretching. He displays the dollar designed for inflation. Other man stretches the dollar. Man approaches a merchant. He exchanges his guitar for basket of fruits under the barter system which was common in the depression. Footage is from a 1958 newsreel recounting events 25 years earlier. Location: Washington DC USA. Date: March 6, 1933.
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Keywords

Bank holiday in Great Depression
Washington DC USA
rubber dollar
1930's automobiles
barter system
depression dollar
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