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Holiday Humor in World War II

Someone in the Office of War Information (OWI) News Bureau was certainly having a jolly old time on Christmas Eve 1942, when they wrote this memorandum concerning rumors flying around (by way of a reindeer-led sled) about a “man in … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day!

“A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.” -Grover Cleveland Public Law 53-95: An Act Making Labor Day a Legal Holiday, June 28, 1894 General Records of the U.S. Government, … Continue reading

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Patent of the Month: Illuminating-Devices for Christmas Trees

Happy Holidays! Illuminating-Devices for Christmas Trees, Patent 194421, August 21, 1877. Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. National Archives and Records Administration (Page 1) Illuminating-Devices for Christmas Trees, Patent 194421, August 21, 1877. Records of the Patent and Trademark Office. National … Continue reading

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