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Calendar 1868 - 1869

Calendar 1868 - 1869


The Cutter, Tower, & Co. Calendar of 1868-69 is letterpress printed on a heavy coated stock card using red and black inks. At the center top is printed their business card-like ad: Cutter, Tower, & Co. Stationers, 89 Devonshire Street, Boston.

James M. Cutter had a stationery store at 17-19 Cornhill, Boston. In 1845 Levi Lincoln Tower joined him in equal partnership and the business name was changed to Cutter, Tower & Co. The business later moved to 176 Devonshire St., where it continued till 1870. It moved several times again over the ensuing years. Cutter died in 1891. Tower was called “one of the most prominent and successful stationers in the United States and in 1896 he was featured in the book “1000 Men of Progress” about business leaders.

Condition: very good. The corners are sharp. The back is blank. When holding the card at an angle to a light source you can see that the sheen of the card is not even. Looking at it straight on, that imperfection is not visible. There are two pinholes, center top - likely the holes made by the tacks when it was hung up. Size is 7.00 x 10.5 inches.


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