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Object ID # 1960.030.009
Object Name Calendar
Title Kate Greenaway Calendar (1884)
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date 1884
Made Published by George Routledge & Sons
Place of Origin London/New York
Description Lithographed Kate Greenaway calendar, 1884 [English]
This calendar has been framed under glass for many years. It is a one-page calendar.
The print has the months in the center. Above and below are printed 12 young girls, costumed to represent the twelve months of the year.
In a small box at the left: "Festivals-Ash Wed., Feb. 27, Lady D., Mar. 25, Good Fri. Apl 11, Est. Sun, Ap. 13, Wit Sun., June 1, Trn. Sun., June 8, Mid. Day, June 24, Bank Hol [Bank Holiday], Aug. 4, Mich. D., Sept. 29, Christ. D., Dec. 25, Boxing D., Dec. 26".

In a box at the right side: "Postage Rates. Not exc. 1 oz. 1 d. Ex Not ex. 1 oz-2oz. 1 1/2d. 2oz-4oz 2 d. 4 oz-6oz 2 1/2 d. 6 oz-8oz 3d. 8oz-10oz 3 1/2 d. 10oz-12oz 4d" [oz = ounces d=penny/pence]

At the bottom is printed "Kate Greenaway's Calendar for 1884" and "George Routledge and Sons, London and New York". The frame is made from a light wood and is covered in a gold-toned metallic-looking paint finish. The corners are mitred, and held together with small nails. The reverse side has (or had) thin brown paper with faint Paisley designs.
There are two eye screws and picture wire present for hanging the calendar on the wall.
Provenance This 1884 Kate Greenaway calendar was published either in London or New York. It has British holidays on it, so it likely was printed in England?

Owned by the McTavish family who was connected with Sullivan Township, Grey County, where they farmed.

Last owned by Florence McTavish who grew up in Grey County, but later resided in Chesley, Bruce County.
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Paper / Inks
Dimensions W-26.7 L-20.4 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
People McTavish
Function A visual aid that helps one know what day of the week each month's date falls in for a particular year