40%, As Long As It Isn't a Toy

If you’ve ever wondered what the import tariff on tallow candles, tamarind juice, or any number of other goods (including those not beginning with the letter ‘T’) in 1923 was, you’ll want to pick up a copy of Vandegrift’s United States Tariff, 1922 at the RIHS Booksale on December 3rd and 4th. It’s a great place to learn that it would have cost you an extra 30% to get a toy tambourine into the country.

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