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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01094 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Photograph signed Date: 23 August 1935 Pagination: 1

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.

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

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

Keywords/Subjects: Banking, Reform Movement, Economics, Finance, Law, Congress, President Great Depression, Government and Civics

Sub Era: The Great Depression The New Deal