A two horse open sleigh scene originally printed by Currier & Ives, entitled "The Road In Winter" graces the top of this original 1970 kitchen calendar towel. It's unusual with an oval scene above the group of months. This one was mine new - it is a one owner item.
SIZE is approximately 17 inches wide by 28 inches high.
CONDITION is lovely, with NO rips or tears and beautiful strong bright colors. The printing is all very clear and sharp. Even the sleigh bells on the horses are easily visible. The fabric is VERY slightly yellowed on several edges, from age and storage - we have NOT bleached it or otherwise done anything, leaving this to your discretion.
This fabric is called "crash linen" in the industry because it is inexpensive to make but remarkably strong, highly absorbent and very durable despite a loose weave.
There are no tags so we do not know the maker and there are no artist signature initials. After "calendar towels" were invented in the early 1950s by the Stevens Linen Company, a number of makers began to produce them, often buying fabric from Stevens.
The design on this towel fit perfectly into emerging interest in American Colonial that began to happen in U. S. households in the 1960s - 1970s and many decorator items were being produced to cash in on that theme.Today they are perfect for decorating a retro kitchen.
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