UPDATE: Revisiting a great post.
The Lapdesk Story
A story that always gets me is the $100 lost in the lapdesk as told in On the Way Home. I can feel Laura’s joy and then her desperation and then her jubilation at finally getting the money into the bank to put down on the place. This story always means a lot to me so I thought it would be a good one to explore. Just how much was that $100 worth?
Learn more about the Lapdesk in this video, including the best theory I’ve heard about where the money was:
Calculating the Value of Money
One of the things that people have trouble understanding is how the value of money changed over the years. It’s one of the concepts that I try to get across as a historic interpreter. I thought the $100 in 1894 would be a great example. Using money to measure…
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