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1903 10-Year Metropolitan Life Movable Celluloid Calendar

1903 10-Year Metropolitan Life Movable Celluloid Calendar


A 10-year celluloid advertising calendar for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in New York, covering the years 1903-1913. The turn card has the days of the week, the months and days. On the front are leaves and acorns, the Metropolitan Life Banner, and the round company logo. On the back are directions for how to use the turn wheel. “Ten Year Calendar – For reference forward or backward. Directions – Turn the wheel until the month appears in the column with the present year, then look at the top for the days of the week. Past, present or future observe the same year. Leap years appear twice. Use the year printed in green for January and February for leap year only.”

The back bears the signature of “Sader J. Friedman.”

4 1/2 x 6". No cracks in celluloid. On the back cover, one of four grommets is loose. Back lightly soiled.           


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