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Summary balance sheet of the Colmar branch of the Société Générale Alsacienne de Banque, November 30, 1918.

To spare costs, the branch used a pre-printed ledger in German to prepare its 1918 balance sheet, with the French translation printed by hand in front of each line item.

Ministères économiques et financiers, service des Archives économiques et financières.

Ω Artist, Lucien Jonas The Last Duty , Banque de la Seine, 1920.

An elderly couple mourning the death of their mobilised son scrutinises the terms of the 1920 National Loan.

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