make / manufacturer: Knapple Lithograph Co.
model name / number: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
size / dimensions: 8 1/2 x 6 inches
This die-cut lithographed advertising calendar is in beautiful shape, and I don’t think it was ever used in its 125 years.
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The calendar measures 8 1/2 inches tall by 6 inches wide.
On the front bottom left is a copyright date (1893) by the Knapple Lithograph Co.
On the back is the entire calendar for 1894.
When you open up the calendar, you see a list of the branch offices in Bay City, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw, with addresses and branch superintendents.
On the left side of the inside portion of the calendar is a list of rates. For instance, 50 cents a week for a person aged 21 would insure them for $930, big bucks 125 years ago.
I think it’s safe to say that few copies of this probably exist, especially in this great condition.
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