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Unknown [Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the 1935 Bank Reform Act]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01094 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph signed Date: 23 August 1935 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01094 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph signed Date: 23 August 1935 Pagination: 1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: Also signed by ten other persons in the photograph, including Carter Glass and Henry Steagall. Shows Roosevelt sitting at his desk signing the act while the other ten men look on from behind.

Background Information: The Glass-Steagall Banking Reform Act of 1935 put greater power into the hands of the Federal Reserve and proved to be the most comprehensive bank bill since the Federal Reserve Act ...of 1913.See More

People: Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945
Glass, Carter, 1858-1946
Steagall, Henry Bascom, 1873-1943

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: BankingReform MovementEconomicsFinanceLawCongressPresidentGreat DepressionGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The Great Depression

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