Origin: These are original prints of the Official U.S. Bulletin, a daily newspaper published by the Committee on Public Information from 1918 to 1919 during World War I. This propaganda committee essentially served to manipulate the opinion of the American public into supporting the war effort, through the use of posters, films, newspapers, and other media.
As such, the stories reported in the Official Bulletin usually had a strong positive spin. They created the image of well-equipped Allied troops preparing to fight a justified war against the enemy, even when visiting government officials described an ill-equipped force with poor living conditions.
Each issue of the Official Bulletin included articles about recent developments in the war, followed by multiple pages of casualty reports, liberty bond information, and descriptions of government purchases. Earlier issues had as few as 8 pages, while later ones exceeded 30.
The issue you receive will be a random date between 1918 and 1919. These are loose leaf, black and white publications measuring 9" by 11.5". They are available in two conditions: Good, meaning all pages are mostly intact with minimal damage, and Acceptable, meaning that the pages are somewhat tattered, torn, or folded, but are still all present and legible.
A protective sleeve and a Certificate of Authenticity is included with each.
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Your order will include:
- One random issue of the Official US Bulletin, dated 1918 to 1919
- Detail card with relevant information about the relic
- Certificate of Authenticity
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Actually, many relics are able to be owned by anyone.
Typically, museums only want to display items that are either very rare or incredibly well preserved. This leaves many items that don't make the cut, and these are able to be owned by individuals.
While the items we sell aren't "museum grade," they still carry with them the same amount of history and uniqueness. Each relic was still hand made by a person, hundreds or even thousands of years ago.
One of our core values is not to damage or alter any of the artifacts we sell.
History needs to be preserved—after all, there is a limited amount of it that survives—but it is also something to be shared with the masses. For this reason, we put our relics in sturdy display cases that are safe to handle, but are mindful that someday the relic may need to be taken out again.
No glue or resin holds the items in place. Instead, we're developed our own method for holding the relics securely in their displays using pressure alone. In fact, any of our relics can be removed in their original condition by simply opening the display case.
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