Calendar for 1943, advertising the Universal Life Insurance Company in Memphis, Tennessee, featuring black-and-white photographic illustrations of two African-American toddlers, each 5 1/2 x 4 inches, a blurb under each, the parents describing their reasons for obtaining insurance; above the illustrations is printed "Universal Life Insurance Co. / Dr. J.E. Walker, President Memphis, Tennessee M.W. Bonner, Secretary".

Memphis, TN: The insurance co. (Johnson Printery, Memphis), [1942]. Printed wall calendar, 14 x 10 inches, the month-by-month calendar in the lower third, the whole enclosed within an ornamental border; "Booker T. Washington's Birthday April 5" printed in the lower border. Universal Life Insurance Company, "the cornerstone of Negro business enterprise and financial initiative in the entire Mid-South" ("Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture"), was founded in 1923 with Walker and Bonner serving as officers and became "the second African-American owned company in the United States to attain million-dollar capital status." Browned, else very good. Hole-punched at top for hanging. (8647). Item #61673

Price: $75.00

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