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Antikamnia Calendar 1899 = 2006

 

The Antikamnia (Opposed to Pain) Chemical Company of St. Louis, Missouri produced several calendars (1897-1901) illiustrated with Skeleton Sketches--chromolithographed series based on watercolors by the local physician-artist Louis Crucius. The limited edition calendars were mailed to physicians who provided business cards or letterhead correspondence as evidence of their medical standing. Antikamnia was a proprietary product consisting of acetanalid (antifebrin) combined with sodium bicarbonate, citric acid and caffeine.

The Liebeskind Collection recently acquired a copy of the calendar for 1899, which matches 2006's calendar day-for-day.

A downloadable copy of the 1899 calendar is available, below. Click on each image to see a high resolution PDF image which may be printed or copied.
 


January - February
front

January - February
back

March - April
front

March - April
back

May - June
front

May - June
back

July - August
front

July - August
back

September - October
front

September - October
back

November - December
front

November - December
back


The 1899 calendar also is available as a series of JPEGs:

January - February front
January - February back

March - April front
March - April back

May - June front
May - June back

July - August front
July - August back

September - October front
September - October back

November - December front
November - December back