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Posted 1 year ago

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scottvez
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This is a great little booklet for the US Government War Exposition held in Chicago in SEP 1918 (THANKS for the date information walksoftly).

The booklet has a catalogue of the exhibits and a central picture showing some of the larger items on display.

What appealed to me is the cover art depicting a US doughboy with the most desired souvenir-- a German Spiked Helmet!

Reproduction of these images in any form is prohibited.

scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking vetraio!

    scott
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    Looks very interesting!
  3. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks david. There is interesting information inside, but the cover is what got me to buy it.

    scott
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    I can see why, an image like that would get peoples attention & they would be sure to attend the Exposition.
    I imagine the same image would have been used on posters for advertising the event.
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    It's interesting that this event was held in Sept. 1918, just prior to the flu pandemic.

    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/service/pnp/pan/6a27000/6a27600/6a27671v.jpg
    A likely reservoir for influenza. Entrance to United States Government War Exhibition, September 8, 1918, one quarter of a million people in attendance

    http://www.flu.gov/pandemic/history/1918/your_state/midwest/illinois/index.html
  6. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for the information david! I assumed it was a post war event.

    scott
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    I wonder did they start celebrating early, or was it part of a War Bond tour?
  8. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    I am not sure david-- it would seem to make sense for 1918 that it was tied to War Bonds.

    Thanks again, your research has been very helpful!

    scott
  9. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    You're most welcome Scott.
  10. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks again tom.

    scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking petey.

    scott
  12. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks majestic!

    scott

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