is an offset printing plate from the Washington
Post newspaper. The date of the edition is
July 21st. Apparently this was
a commemorative edition that was printed
sometime after July 21st, 1969, since
the photo of Buzz Aldrin descending the ladder
of the LM and the photo of the astronauts
erecting the flag did not return to Earth until
July 24th, 1969.
The printing plate appears to be made of
aluminum. On it you can see the
registration cutouts for aligning it on the
printing press drum. The headline for the
edition is "'The
Eagle Has Landed' -- Two Men Walk On The
articles include: "One Small Step For Man... Giant Leap
for Mankind", "Moon Walk Yields
Data For Science", "Squared Away and
in Good Shape...", "Millions Around
the World Hail Lunar Landing: Follow It on TV".
The Earth To
The Moon Air & Space Museum acquired this
artifact through an eBay auction.