Printed sheet designed to be made into a perpetual calendar depicting a bust portrait of Washington at Lower Center. The calendar is set against an American flag, printed in color. Above the calander is an oval scene with Mercury sitting on a beach with a masted ship in the harbor. Below this is a laurel garland, in the middle of which are two eagles in a nest. Placed below the eagles is a grid with the numbers of a month. To either side of the calender are printed strips, designed to be cut out and inserted in slots of the calender. The strip on the left lists the days of the week. The one on the right lists the months. Finally at the bottom of the tablet is a circular portrait of George Washington in profile with flags on either side.

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Ink on paper, color aquatint, etching, engraving


Overall (H x W): 11 5/16 in. x 8 9/16 in. (28.73 cm x 21.75 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley DeForest Scott, 1985


Engraved above eagles centered in cursive script: "Perpetual Calender."
Engraved below eagles centered in block script: "Mortal! Do you know a moment's value?"
Engraved above portrait of George Washington centered in blcok script: "Washington".

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Colors (Beta)

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