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Ham and Eggs California 1938 Parody Note
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Ham and Eggs (Ham 'N' Eggs) was a California ballot initiative in November 1938.
The economic depression of the 1930's was still going then.
The proposal would have established an old-age pension scheme.
It lost the election but received 45% of the vote.
 
This colorful "bill" was put out by opponents of the measure.
 
Paper, 5-3/4 x 2-1/2 inches (14.6 x 6.0 cm)
Paper Money - Ham and Eggs
1. Front
 
EZEEMUNNY CERTIFICATE
THIS CERTIFIES THAT THERE IS ON DEPOSIT IN THE POT AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW
20 WOODEN NICKELS
E PLURIBUS KIDDEM 30 THURSDAY
THIS CERTIFICATE IS ILLEGAL TENDER FOR PRIVATE DEBT
Pass De Buck, Comptroller
IF YOU WILL PUT 104 COPPERS IN MY POT, I WILL EXCHANGE THIS FOR ONE REAL BUCK
Ham N. Eggs, Treasurer
ONE THURSDAY BUCK
IOU at corners
 
Paper Money - Ham and Eggs
2. Back
 
THE STATE OF CONFUSION
FOR USE IN BANKRUPTING
STATE TREASURY STATE EMPLOYEES
COUNTY TREASURER COUNTY EMPLOYEES
CITY TREASURER CITY EMPLOYEES
PUBLICLY OWNED UTILITIES
BAY BRIDGE
SCHOOL TEACHERS SCHOOL DISTRICTS
YOU - ME EVERYONE ELSE
SCRAMBLED EGGS FOR CALIFORNIA
ONE THURSDAY BUCK
IOU at corners
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