Calendar holder

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Made in Ayrshire

Postcard of Calendar holder.
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Calendar holder

This wooden painted tartan calendar holder with month, day and date cards was made by W. & A. Smith in Mauchline in Ayrshire. It dates from the second half of the 19th century. It is an example of their highly popular tartan souvenir wares.

Wooden calendar holder painted in red tartan, with three pockets for the cards with the months, days and dates, made by W. and A. Smith, Mauchline, Ayrshire, late 19th century

In 1850 W. & A. Smith published their 'Authenticated Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland', providing critical authority for 69 different tartans and simultaneously publicising their technique for printing tartan on their wares.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-216-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEW 105
Date: Late 19th century
Second half of the 19th century
Material: Wood, painted. Inscription: STUART
Dimensions: 2.40" x 1.65" x 3.37" back
Subject: Nineteenth-century wooden souvenirs (NMAS Classification)
Who: Stuart (Tartan pattern on object)
W. and A. Smith, Mauchline, Ayrshire (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Ayrshire, Mauchline
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