A stunning piece of antique paper ephemera. This calendar is from the turn of the century, 1900. Calenders from millennium years are quite the popular collector item and scarcely turn up for sale.
The calendar has a charming Victorian theme, featuring a man stepping off his bicycle to offer a fresh flower to a comely woman. This image is surrounded by an upside down horseshoe adorned with a floral pattern and the embossed golden text "Good Luck." Attached to the bottom of this section is the actual calendar itself, reading "Calendar for 1900" in gold text on the die cut floral section. This suspended floral section can then be flipped open to reveal the calendar...4 pages with 3 months on each page.
The calendar measures 9 3/4" in length and 6 3/4" in width. It is still in surprisingly good condition for its age...no rips or tears to the die cut cardstock & the suspended calendar portion is still securely attached (despite some slight fraying to one of the ribbons). The binding on the suspended calendar portion is somewhat tattered...but still fully intact. Also, the calendar still has its original ribbon hanger at the top, but it has detached from one side...a fairly minor repair if you so desire.