ESA 39: Meet Sarah Weatherwax

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July 30, 2018 Kirsten Feigel

Sarah Weatherwax has worked at the Library Company of Philadelphia since 1993, serving as Curator of Prints and Photographs since …
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The Box SF

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July 12, 2018 Kirsten Feigel

Mark E. Sackett is the owner and operator of The Box SF, a store in San Francisco that sells a …
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RBS Seminar: Exploring Ephemera

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July 11, 2018 Kirsten Feigel

Rare Book School (RBS) is a non-profit organization based out of the University of Virginia campus that specializes in the …
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Immigrant Wallet

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June 27, 2018 Kirsten Feigel

Written by John G. Sayers Not all printed ephemera is on paper. And not all ephemera is pretty. But the …
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Hats on Foot

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May 23, 2018 Kirsten Feigel

By Diane DeBlois Quite by chance I found a curious description in Alexander MacKay’s 1849 The Western World; or, Travels …
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Ephemera 39: Call for Presentations

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May 14, 2018 Kirsten Feigel

Ephemera 39: Coming to America: The Immigrant Experience The story of North America is a story of immigration. With the …
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A Perennial Advertising Favorite – Mother’s Helpers

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April 26, 2018 Kirsten Feigel

Authored by Sheryl Jaeger The American housewife has been a favorite target of advertisers since the 1870s and 1880s. Today’s …
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The Nancy and Henry Rosin Collection of Valentine, Friendship, and Devotional Ephemera contains 12,300 rare examples from the 17th to 20th century

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February 19, 2018 Sheryl Jaeger

Fold-open Valentine card. German, ca.1900. Maker unknown; three-layer construction of die-cut, embossed, and color lithographed paper with applied elements. 7¼” …
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Three Centuries of Valentines Offer 12,000 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’

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February 15, 2018 Sheryl Jaeger

Congratulations to ESA President Emeritus, Nancy Rosin on creating this fine collection of Love and Friendship.  See the article below …
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The Movie Posters Collection

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February 5, 2018 Sarah Ashlock

The Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin holds more than 10,000 vintage movie posters. From silent era …
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