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Object Name Calendar
Title Calendar, Children of Many Lands
Catalog Number UNNUMBERED-355
Date 1897
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-12.5 W-9.25 inches
Description Calendar is composed of 12 pages, all on same type of tan paper, and all with same border of brown edges with green curlique designs in each corner. The first page holds the title as well as the January calendar. This title page has a green oval-shape in the top center of the page surrounded by the same type of curlique design as found in corners with the words "Children from Many Lands" written in gold inside. The oval also has two brown branches drawn behind and around it, one under "Children," and the other above it. Two more sticks are drawn over "Many." Below the oval is a picture of a girl with blonde hair, in a pink dress, white apron, and blue beads, sewing. On either side of her head is a quote from Whittier in brown ink, "A dreary place would be this earth, / Were there no little / people in it;" to the left of her head and "The song of life / would lose / its mirth, / Were there no / children / to begin it." to the right of her head. To her lower right, in brown ink, is written "Scotland," the land from which she is supposed to originate for the purpose of this calendar. To her left are the words, "Calendar for 1897," also in brown ink, and underneath is drawn a sheet of paper, hanging from a pink ribbon, with the month of January on it. Below the calendar is written "Berlin [space] London," in two-shaded ink, with the lower half of the letters being gold and the upper red. Below this, in gold, is "With the / SEASON'S / GREETINGS from the" and in the two-shaded ink, this time with the red being lower and gold the upper color, is written "KAUFMANN & STRAUSS CO.". Below this, in gold, is "Publishers, Manufacturers / and Importers of / NEW YORK." although "New York" is written in the two-toned ink with red the upper and gold the lower shade. To the right of this, in two-toned ink of gold upper shade and blue lower shade, is "ARTISTIC ADVERTISING / SPECIALTIES." To the right of this is the trade mark of Kaufmann & Strauss Co. in black ink. Each page has a female child drawn to represent a different land, accompanied by a drawing of a calendar month. The pages are in order of month, and starting with January, the successive countries used are "Scotland," "America," "France," "Italy," "England," "Holland," "Ireland," "Spain," "Germany," "Austria," "Japan," and "Wales." Each page also has a quote and the advertising information of Kaufmann & Strauss Co.. Each drawing except the one for January also has the name of the artist, "Frances Brundage" written in gold ink along the bottom edge of the drawing. The pages are held together by yellow ribbon strung through two hole-punches found at the top left and top right of each page, except the first page, because its hold punches have been torn. Attached with a blue paper clip to the left edge of the first page is a pink slip of paper, possibly a bookmark, with a floral design of pink roses and green leaves interspersed with small blue flowers at the top. At the bottom in black ink is written a quote from William Wordsworth: "Books and dreams / are each a world." with Wordworth's name written in black beneath.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Brundage, Frances
Subjects Calendars
Children's clothing & dress
Advertising agencies
Search Terms Children
Children's clothing
United States
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS