chicas de calendarios mexicanos

Mexican Calendar Girls ~ The Golden Age of Calendar Art, 1930 - 1960 destroyed by wildfires. Limited product availability. Read more here:

Mexican Calendar Girls

by Angela Villalba

Filled with 150 of the most famous, rare and beautiful calendar images which were produced during the time of Frida and Diego. These "giveaway" advertising calendars boasted sexy girls, macho girls and girls in regional, ethnic dress. The book gives credit to the known and unknown artists who created such nostalgic treasures. This is the first book on the subject.

  • Autographed book B4020 $19.95
  • Autographed and dedicated to the person you request B4021 $19.95
    Email desired inscription note (20 word limit) within 24 hours of placing the order, oherwise the standard version will be shipped.

We are sorry but the 2nd edition published by Chronicle Books is out-of-print.

Lectures, workshops and book signings on Mexican Calendar Art are available to groups, colleges and museums. Find out more about author presentations >>

Calendarios Mexicanos

Cover - Calendarios Mexicanos book.

If you love Mexican history, vintage Mexican photos and sexy calendar girls, you’ll love this new book published by the Museo Soumaya. It’s filled with hundreds of calendars from 1940 - 1960 so it’s a feast for the eyes. Not only do you have your sexy, long legged adelitas, 1940’s bombshells, cowgirls, shy village women but also Virgins, matadors, horsemen, Mexican dancers, mystical Aztecs and sultry coastal women in traditional trajes.

The book is written by 9 experts on varying aspects of calendar history, production, advertising and content. Angela wrote the chapter on Mexican Calendar Girls which condenses her own book on the subject, Mexican Calendar Girls. These books are very limited and are not sold in bookstores. More >>

Hard cover - 357 pages - color with English translation chapters at the back of the book in regular layout and large type. 9" x 11" (23cm x 27 cm). First edition.

A5217 Calendarios Mexicanos - $125 each
+ Priority shipping of $8

Calendar Art refrigerator Magnets

Mexican Calendar Art Refrigerator Magnets

2.5" x 3.5"
(note quarter for reference!)

A1009 $15 /set of 3

Adelita Wood Box

Mexican cowgirl box

Adelita Wood Box

When Ernest Hemingway wandered through the Revolutionary camps of Pancho Villa on his way to Cuba, he was impressed with the strong, macho women soldiers that he met called Adelita. These substantial boxes are reminiscent of the cigar boxes that he had made to remind him of the balmy nights he spent in Mexico.

A1119 $50 each

Mexican Cowgirl Box

A classic calendar girl image is the theme of this glass and wood trinket box. With this sitting on your coffee table your day dreams will drift to afternoons spent with Mexican cowgirls and a bottle of tequila out on the range. Approx 3 x 4 x 1.5 inches high. Removable, unhinged, lid. Peru.

A1040 $28 each

Corona Beer Tray with Mexican calendar girl

Corona Beer Tray

13" diameter x 2" deep

N2055 $28 each

sexy Mexican senorita fabric

Sexy Mexican Senorita Fabric

In vintage calendar girl style. Alexander Henry cloth, 100% cotton. Great for making shirts, PJs, pillows, curtains, tablecloths. This is beautiful fabric!

CL008 $16.50 per yard (temporarily out)

Checkout Mexican Calendar Girl Shirt and Las Senoritas Calendar Girl Shirt – Take Two – picky details. Also Mexican Calendar Girl Table Top

Senorita Calendar Girl Apron

With sexy Mexican calendar girls, two pockets. 25” high x 21” wide

A2335 $36 each

Senorita Calendar Girl Apron

Calendar Girl Fan Favorites

papel picado string
Try some traditional Papel Picado Banners for your next Fiesta! Our hand-cut paper banners have many patterns that are over 100 years old and are crafted by a master paper cutter in Mexico!

Mexico Lined Spiral Notebook

These notebooks make excellent gifts! Notebooks measures 4" x 6".

B4026 $6 each

Black wood storage box Hand painted natural wood red storage box

Black Wood Storage Box

Natural wood interior - 9" x 5.5" x 3.5 "h

N2005 $38 each

Red Wood Trinket Box

Natural wood interior - 9" x 5.5" x 3.5" h

N2007 $38 each

See more note cards and notebooks here

Notecard in vintage 1930s Mexico style - woman with large jug and moon light backdrop Notecard in vintage 1930s Mexico style 0 couple looking into the mountains

This set of two Blank Note Cards is suitable for framing!

In the style of vintage 1940's Mexico. Each color item has been hand-cut from a piece of colored paper, with some accent lines painted on. The cards measure 4.25 x 5.5 inches, and are from Peru. Envelopes included.

A1034 $12 / set of 2

Mexican Oilcloth

Oilcloth was popular in Mexican kitchens and marketplaces during the 1930's - 1950's, and is still popular today. It brightens up every room and is great for patios, picnics and parties.

round oilcloth tablecloth

Our round tablecloths come in two styles, one with 7 pattern/colors, pictured above, (68" diameter - $60 each) and our exclusive Double Delight tablecloths that feature our most popular designs in the middle and coordinates them with a fun, second pattern around the edge (70", $60 each).

We also have oilcloth in many designs to choose from, sold by the foot or by the roll, and cute oilcloth tote bags, aprons & other fun stuff as well as custom oilcloth tablecloths.
Visit our Oilcloth page to for details.

Frida on lime green oilcloth market bag

Oilcloth Market Bags

Great bags for shopping, the beach and much more! Oilcloth is easy to clean with a warm, soapy sponge. Fabric is waterproof in addition to being stain and soil resistant.

All NEW market bags are 20” wide x 15” tall 6” gusset Lined Black cloth straps

$24 each

See our entire oilcloth market bag collection

Mexican Calendar Girl Post Cards

Mexican Calendar Girl Postcards

Featuring elegant Aztec princesses, rough and rowdy vaqueras (cowgirls), and a bit of everything in between, the vibrant postcards in this collection of vintage calendar art illustrate the energy of Mexico's wide-ranging traditions—perfect for sending to history enthusiasts as well as lovers of Latin American art and culture.
30 postcards, 2 each of 15 designs

B4022 $9.95 (out)
Please contact your local bookseller for these.

I got these postcards for a friends birthday but had to keep them for myself. I even framed a couple. they are very cool! A good find. - Lulu L.

Romantic Mexican Calendar Art
Blank Note Cards

Of the 1930's - 40's. Generous size of 4.6 x 6.9 inches high. 2 of each design, with envelopes.

B4017 $15 /package of 6
(temporarily out)

Vintage Mexican calendar girl Vintage Mexican calendar girl
Vintage Mexican calendar girl

Mexican Calendar Girls is the only book written on the subject. Fully bilingual, 144 pages, includes over 150 color images.

We're sorry but the second edition of Mexican Calendar Girls is out of print.


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