This exquisite J. P. McEvoy Westie dog poem vintage 1920's-1930's Art Deco perpetual desk calendar is unusual and rare. The calendar consists of a brass plate/plaque riveted to a wooden backing mount. The brass plate has a black enamelled/painted inlay and is pressed/etched/engraved with decoration inline with 1920's-1930's with the poem "To My Pal" by J. P. McEvoy accompanied by a Scottish Scottie dog West Highland Terrier (Westie). The poem reads as follows:
Does anyone know, does anyone care,
Where you go or how you fare,
Whether you smile or whether you sigh?
Whether you laugh or whether you cry?
Glad when you're happy?
Sad when you're blue?
Does anyone care what becomes of you?
I do, pal... I'll say I do!
Joseph Patrick McEvoy, also sometimes credited as John P. McEvoy or Joseph P. McEvoy, was an American writer whose stories were published during the 1920s and 1930s in popular magazines such as Liberty, The Saturday Evening Post and Cosmopolitan.
The calendar is unmarked, unsigned and unbranded. The date and month are changed with dials. Manufactured during 1920's-1930's, place of origin unknown. A brass picture frame stand is mounted to the back.
The calendar is in excellent vintage condition with some wear to the the plate and wood backing, as well as a dint but with beautiful original patina. Dials are in working order. Stand is functional. A rivet is missing on the top left hand corner but does not effect functionality.
13.5cm H, 8.7cm W, 1.2cmD, 127g
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