World's Columbian Calendar--Rare, Seldom-if-Ever Seen Before
From the Kennel Columbian Collection, a unique calendar that I assume was yet another of the quite outstanding giveaways at the Columbian Expo; it's truly unfathomable how many trinkets, medallic storecards, advertising cards, brochures, and some very nice items that were free in 1893 have been collected and treasured for 127 years. If you think about the various trade or consumer shows you have visited and what you came away with--mostly garbage but maybe a free ice scraper or frisbee for the kids. One can be quite sure that 127 years from now--the year 2147!--none of those things will remain. But in the Kennel Collection alone there probably were well over 500 advertising pieces. This is a handsome one that deserves a good home for another 127 years!