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Unknown [Meeting of the World War Debt Commission]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04233 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph signed Date: 1925 ca. Pagination: 1 photograph ; b&w : 20.2 x 24.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by all twenty delegates pictured. Stamped a "National Photo" on the verso. Herbert Hoover, who was among the delegates, is seated near the center left.

Background Information:

People: Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: World War IGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsEconomicsFinanceDebtPresident

Sub Era: World War I

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