The Month of December

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This postcard shows a calendar of December 1911. It is part of a monthly calendar series used for advertising.  The name of the advertiser, Goldberg Bowen & Co., appears at the bottom of the front and with the advertising message on the back. Goldberg Bowen & Co. was an early San Francisco, California grocery company. The postcard is Copyright 1910 by Johnston Dienstag  Ayres, S.F., a well known advertising agency. It was published by Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco, California.

The front of the postcard tells about the month of December and its name:

In the Roman calendar this was the tenth month, the Latin word for ten being Decem. It was a month of Festivals, the principal one being the Feast of Saturnalia, when all work ceased and everyone, even the slaves, celebrated, without restraint.

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The back of the postcard has suggestions for remembering friends at Christmas with the “good things” you can get from Goldberg, Bowen & Co.

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