Monday, September 3, 2012

1933 Almanac • Women's City Club • San Francisco



I recently found this wonderful old 1933 Almanac from the San Francisco Women's City Club, a member of the National League for Women's Service of California. It is filled with stories, recipes, calendars and good old "common sense," as almanacs were back then.

What are truly amazing are the woodblock prints! This club had some extremely talented ladies as members. The cover was created by Nadine Hammond. This fantasized map of the San Francisco Bay, pre-Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, is just super!


The monthly entries are headed by a series of calendar images that are both whimsical and symbolic. These woodblock prints are the work of  well-known wood-cut artist Bernita Lundy, who was also the Art Director for the club.












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