Posted 11 months ago
This may be from about 1903. I never had the calendar that was attached to the bottom of it. I had to electronically patch, or "marry" the best of 2 of my items to come up with one keeper. One of the items I have had for 30 years sitting in a box as it was otherwise fine but had been cropped off at the top, missing most of the verbiage. Then I found one in horrible water-damaged shape, EXCEPT for the top 2", which escaped the water and was near perfect. Each had different parts missing! It was too good to be true, almost creepy. This was a good marriage I think.
She's not perfect, nor pristine, nor a purist's thing to do, but she sure is pretty! It's also now on my wall.