[Chicago; Judaica:] Hebrew Almanac for the Year 5674 - 1913 - 1914. [All Published?]
Unrecorded Hebrew almanac for the Jewish year 5674 which began in October 1913. The almanac was printed in Chicago, likely as an advertising vehicle, in this case for D. Berg & Co., manufacturers and purveyors of sausages, smoked meats, and rendered beef fat.
The almanac includes texts in both Hebrew and English and the monthly calendars are arranged “right to left,” Hebrew-style, within. The calendar includes both Jewish religious holidays and American civil holidays. Two full pages within list the food products made and sold by D. Berg & Co. at their plant and office at 37th and Butler Streets in Chicago.
Handy information or ready references within the text include a “Mourners Prayer” in Hebrew and English language sections on “Parcel Post Information,” “Help in Case of Accidents,” and two pages of “Business Law in Brief,” e.g. “Each individual in a partnership is liable for the amount of the debts on the firm.”
The Hebrew language cover incorporates the traditional scene of “Father Time” handing off an hourglass to “Baby New Year”—כזה תינוק חמוד.
Description: [Chicago; Judaica:] Hebrew Almanac for the Year 5674 - 1913 - 1914. [All Published?]
Chicago: Press of the Jewish Record Co., [c1913]. pp. Pamphlet. 4¾ x 3¼ inches. inches. Printed, partly-illustrated tan wrappers; stapled. Hebrew and English text; includes two covers, one in each language. Small stain on upper, English-language cover; very good.