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Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

Lot Number 35

Poster – King-Crane Commission Concerning an American Mandate in Palestine, 1919

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677$
Opening
400$
Lot Number 35

Poster – King-Crane Commission Concerning an American Mandate in Palestine, 1919

Poster in four languages on behalf of Lieutenant Colonel E. A. Stanton, the military governor. Rosenfeld Brothers Press, Haifa, 5 April 1919. English, French, Arabic and Hebrew.
The poster informs local residents of the arrival of "the Inter-Allied Commission", promises they will be allowed to present their views, and assures them that they "need not be perturbed by the unauthorised and exaggerated forecasts which may appear in Papers regarding the future political and economic status of the country".
The Commission, also known as the King-Crane Commission, was dispatched by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson to investigate whether the mandate over Palestine may be handed to the United States.The Commission report found that most of the country’s residents were interested in an American mandate, but as President Wilson sustained a stroke and could no longer function, the report was shelved and only published in the press in 1922. Enclosed is a collection of directives and official notices of the Palestine Government from 1921, including the Notrim Directive.
47X34 cm. Good condition. Printed on thin purple paper. Tears reinforced with tape. Creases and folding marks, slightly faded margins. Inscription in color pencil - “Haifa” - at the top of the poster.

Sold For
677$
Opening
400$

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