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June 24, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  One of my favorite types of 19th century printed ephemera are small handbills, printed by local job printers, and …
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“Call me!” back in the day

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June 18, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  The 19th century Industrial Revolution brought to the world a host of seemingly miraculous advances . . . photography, …
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Valentines for World War I Soldiers

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June 18, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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Ephemera can really make your heart swoon! Sandra Stelts, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, has written …
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Spotlight on Ephemera Research: Mertz Library

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June 16, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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As you tend to your garden beneath the June sun, you may wonder about the generations before you who did the very same thing. What …
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Mining Nuggets Buried in the Fog of Time

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May 30, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  The cultural past as codified in history books might be likened to the bare, standing steel framework of a …
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ESA Presented with Pepys Medal for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Ephemera Studies

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May 25, 2015 by SherylJaeger

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Earlier this week at The  Ephemera Society (UK) anniversary banquet celebrating 40 years , the Pepys Medal was presented to …
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Over The Top

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May 16, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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One of the basic human needs is to have a roof overhead to protect from rain, sleet, snow, high winds …
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“I dreamed I saw the silver space ships flying . . .”

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May 8, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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      Songwriter Neil Young, like many of us, grew up during intense worldwide fascination with rockets and satellites and …
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Marbled Edge Continental Currency Challenged British Counterfeiting

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May 7, 2015 by MaryBeth

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By Steve Swain   Early American paper money is separated into two categories: colonial currency, issued by the individual colonies …
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Greetings from “Over There”

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April 25, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  Holiday and other greeting cards in the United States developed throughout the 19th century, but by the first decade …
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