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European State Finance Database (ESFD)
Publisher: Economic History Society
It was first developed as part of a project on ‘The Origins of the Modern State in Europe, 13th to 18th centuries’ which was sponsored by the European Science Foundation (1989 to 1992). Coverage includes: ustria, England, France, the Low Countries, Poland, Prussia, Russia, Spain, Spanish America and Switzerland. Much of the data relates to different types of taxes, but there is also material relating to army size, wool and cloth exports and imports and stock prices.

Global prices & Income: Data map
Publisher: Global Price & Inchome History Group - Business History Conference
International historical series data: Global prices & income; American Incomes 1650-1953; Nominal GDP; Government budget.

Guide to Business History Resources
Publisher: U.S. Library of Congress. Business Reference Services.

Historical Financial Statistics
Publisher: Center for Financial Stability
This a free, noncommercial data set on exchange rates, central bank and commercial bank balance sheets, interest rates, money supply, inflation, international trade, government finance, national accounts, and more. The focus is data from roughly 1500 to 1950, although there is earlier and later data. Data is being added so not all sets have full coverage.

John Johnson Collection: Trade and Professions (British) (1882-1956)
Publisher: University of Oxford, Bodelian Library
Covers Advertising; Art; Authors; Booktrade; Entertainment; Political, Religious, Social and Economic History; Printing; Private Presses; Transport and Travel. Further sections are kept by form: Bill Headings, Bookmarkers, Trade Cards, Valentines, etc.

Vintage Ad Browser
Publisher: Philipp Lenssen
Collection of vintage advertisements

Virtual Museum & Archive of the History of Financial Regulation
Publisher: SEC Historical Society
The virtual museum and archive opens the door to the history of financial regulation from the 20th century to the present. Lots of images, oral histories, etc.

Working Women, 1800-1930
Publisher: Harvard University

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