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Souvenir draft capsule from World War I in box

Object Number: 
INV.3477a-c
Date: 
ca. 1918
Medium: 
Plastic, paper; cardboard
Dimensions: 
box: 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 1.9 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on label on top of box: "VICTORY DINNER/HELD UNDER AUSPICES/SELECTIVE SERVICE BOARDS/OF NEW YORK CITY/DECEMBER 14, 1918, WALDORF-ASTORIA" printed: on label inside box top: "ORIGINAL CAPSULE/Used in Washington, D.C., under the Selective Service L
Description: 
Cardboard box containing an original capsule used in 1918 to determine the order of availability for military service; plastic capsule contains rolled piece of paper with number 8950 printed on one side; box has label indicating capsules were distributed at a victory dinner of the Selective Service Boards on December 14, 1918 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
Gallery Label: 
This capsule, originally used to select men for the draft in World War I, was given as a souvenir at the Victory Dinner of the Selective Service Boards of New York City at the Waldorf-Astoria, December 14, 1918.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group