Nov 17, 2016 - Sale 2432

Sale 2432 - Lot 222

Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
(MILITARY.) Armour's Spirit of the Century Calendar. Set of 6 chromolithographed sheets, each 12 x 9 1/2 inches to sight, laid down on board and attractively matted with red, white and blue ribbon in a 25 x 29-inch display; restored punch holes at top of each sheet. Chicago: Armour & Co., 1901

Additional Details

The calendar was printed by the Armour Meat Packing company to commemorate America's 125th anniversary with portraits from America's wars. As advertised in the Daily News of Mount Carmel, PA, 7 January 1901, this calendar 'is intended to illustrate six national heroes who have typified the spirit of the century just closing. . . . As a new century calendar, the idea certainly is appropriate, and as the military sentiment still holds strong, it ought to be met with a good reception. Armour & Company, Chicago, will mail this calendar to any address for six cents for postage.' The six sheets each cover two months, with images of Archibald Willard's Spirit of 1776, Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812, Winfield Scott in the Mexican War, Philip Sheridan in the Civil War, George Custer at Little Bighorn, and Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War.