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1963 John Morrell & Company calendar

John Morrell & Company, Ketterlinus Litho. Mfg. Co.
Illinois, Cook County, Chicago
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overall: 14 1/8 in x 9 3/4 in
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Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
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Fine Art


The front cover of this calendar includes three illustrations plus the text "Here is your 1963 calendar: a pictorial autobiography of Abraham Lincoln, his life and times, in commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the Gettysburg Address." The twelve illustrations are by artist Isa Barnett. At the bottom of the front cover is a "Special Offer" to purchase reproductions of the twelve illustrations with a coupon to cut out in the lower right corner. Each monthly calendar page has an illustration at the top with a title and a related quotation from Abraham Lincoln below. The calendar for the month is next with much smaller calendars for the previous and following months below separated by a picture of the Morrell meat product being advertised on the page. The topics of the illustrations are: January -- Lincoln as a small boy in Kentucky--1813 February -- Lincoln at the New Orleans waterfront--1828 March -- Lincoln as postmaster in New Salem--1833 April -- Lincoln moves to Springfield--1837 May -- Lincoln as a lawyer in Illinois--1852 June -- Lincoln-Douglas Debates--1858 July -- Lincoln leaves from Springfield as President Elect--1861 August -- Lincoln family gathered in White House--1861 September -- Lincoln at telegraph office of War Department--1862 October -- Lincoln visits Army of Potomac at Antietam--1862 November -- Lincoln at Gettysburg--1863 December -- Lincoln delivers his Second Inaugural Address--1865 See ID number 71.2009.081.2688a-n for the illustration prints ordered separately with the coupon. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum