May 27, 2020

ARTIFACT: 1945 Calendar

Artifact of the day is a 1945 photo calendar issued by the French Company to promote Tudor City, a followup to a successful edition published the previous year. 

At left, an ad for the calendar featuring a collage of its photographs. The ad copy promises that the calendar "will serve either as a handsome souvenir or as a holiday gift for those to whom you want to send something extra special."
A spiraled-bound product featuring the Tudor City Christmas tree on the cover, the calendar pictures all of the enclave's buildings inside.

Our favorite photo is naturally January's, which in closeup reveals the colony's two neon signs.


The calendar originally cost fifty cents; the other day, a 1944 edition sold on eBay for $67.

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