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The Art of Making Debts: Accounting for an Obsession in 19th-Century France

Wednesday 12 May 2021 at 11:31

Being in debt was once an artful promenade — the process of eluding creditors through disguise and deceit. Erika Vause explores a forgotten financial history: the pervasive humor that once accompanied the literature and visual culture of debt.