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Germany [German 1000 Mark 1910]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.360 Author/Creator: Germany Place Written: Germany Type: Object Date: 1910 Pagination: 1 banknote : paper : brown and orange ; 11.9 x 19.5 cm. Order a Copy

A reichsbanknote worth 1000 marks. Decorative flowers with an eagle watermark. Reverse side has two women representing Navigation and Agriculture next to a large crest of an eagle.

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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