Check this out:
I didn’t realize Emmett and his friends would have to had carried around large wallets.
The old bills are attractive; they were worth something too, since they were based on the gold standard back then.
Here’s the other side:
Did you know they used to call these bills ‘horse blankets,’ because of their size? It was the last large-sized legal tender note issued. You can read an interesting history of U.S. paper money at this link.
Because of the size of the wallets needed to carry these bills, I read where men would keep their wallets in coat or jacket pockets. The wallets would likely have been too big and chunky for a back pants pocket.
I wonder what else Emmett carried in his wallet?