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American Artifacts: Government Printing Office

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Government Printing Office in 1907

Government Printing Office in 1907

Washington, DC
Sunday, March 17, 2013

Open for business in 1861 and located about six blocks from the capitol building, the United States Government Printing Office still prints the Congressional Record each day that the House and Senate are in session. We visited to learn the history of GPO and to see some of their historic printing jobs, including the "Official Records of the War of the Rebellion," which took twenty years to print, and the twenty-seven volume "Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of President Kennedy."

Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 10:44pm (ET)

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