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Germany [German 100 Mark 1908]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.359 Author/Creator: Germany Place Written: Germany Type: Object Date: 1908 Pagination: 1 banknote : paper : blue and red ; 11.2 x 21.6 cm. Order a Copy

A reichsbanknote worth 100 marks. There are portraits of Hermes and Demeter, Greek gods with a decorative crest in the middle. The reserve side is of Germania holding a sword and shield.

Robert "Bob" Stone was a Bombardier in World War II and served in the Pacific Front. These letters, were compiled by Bob's wife, Sheila M. Stone, and Ali Adair into a book named Letters in a Box. This book details Bob's service to his country, and his life after the war. Bob's letters were donated to the collection by his wife, Sheila M. Stone, in 2017. It contains a variety of letters, postcards, patches, pins, photographs, and scrapbooks that relate to Bob's training and combat missions.

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