A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 1898 from the Largest Pacific Coast Company the Firemans Fund Insurance Company [cover title]. California, Promotional Calendars.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 1898 from the Largest Pacific Coast Company the Firemans Fund Insurance Company [cover title]

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 1898 from the Largest Pacific Coast Company the Firemans Fund Insurance Company [cover title]

[San Francisco: 1897]. [55] leaves. Original pictorial wrappers, stapled at top edge with integral metal hanger. Some wear and chipping at lower edge. Light dust soiling and toning occasional small patches of dampstaining. Sporadic, contemporary manuscript annotations. About very good. Item #2046

An interesting promotional for the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, "the Largest Pacific Coast Company" based in San Francisco, founded in 1863. This hanging calendar was a Christmas / New Year's handout at the end of 1897, and was intended as event planner for 1898, with the days of each week of the year printed attractively in red and blue, one week to the page, and spaces for notes on each day. This copy was owned by an unidentified woman who used it sporadically as a diary of activities. The front wrapper depicts the Fireman's Fund office building in downtown San Francisco, which was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake.

Price: $250.00