Unusual 1916 Massachusetts Cardboard License Plate Temporary?

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Very unusual 1916 Massachusetts License Plate.
Made of Paper and Cardboard.
Likely this is a temporary issue license plate.
Back says Crescent Cardboard Company and has a sticky strip with some hay pieces on it (comes off, but I left it untouched), looks like it was displayed this way in a barn.
Front is dirty with some mud and dust, selling as is in road condition, not sure how to clean license plates like that.

Sale Price: US $39.99