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“I Take Up My Pen”: Bureau of Information, 1904

By: Ardis E. Parshall - July 30, 2013

1904′s Bureau of Information is today’s Visitor’s Center on Temple Square. They did try to disseminate information … to the point of leaving almost no room to write a letter on their letterhead!

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8 Comments »

  1. I think this is the fire-hose approach. Cool printing but a bit much.

    Comment by Mex — July 30, 2013 @ 10:29 am

  2. Bee-yoo-tiful!

    Comment by David Y. — July 30, 2013 @ 10:33 am

  3. Wow. Very intricate and amazing and beautifully done, but you’d probably need a magnifying glass to read parts of it.

    Comment by Amy T — July 30, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

  4. TMI

    Comment by Grant — July 30, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

  5. Could anyone using the old Palmer Method, which was all the rage in 1904, actually be able to write small enough to get in more than a few lines on one of these pages? Still, it is clear that they were keen on magnifying their calling.

    Comment by kevinf — July 30, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

  6. I’m assuming the miniscule type is all 13 of the Articles of Faith.

    The temple block, BY monument, and pre-expansion tabernacle organ are all identifiable. But what’s in the lowest oval frame?

    Comment by The Other Clark — July 30, 2013 @ 4:59 pm

  7. Blowing it up (still hard to read), it looks like all the text is the thirteen Articles of Faith.

    Comment by David Y. — July 30, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

  8. Yes, it’s the Articles of Faith. The obscure oval is Saltair.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — July 30, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

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