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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Paraphilately Page Reprints

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January 30, 2018 Ephemera Society

Art Groten’s “Paraphilately Page” has been appearing on page 40 of the ASDA’s (American Stamp Dealers Association) The American Stamp Dealer …
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Corsets – The Evolving Shape of the Women 1900-1920s

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January 28, 2018 Sheryl Jaeger

By Sheryl Jaeger The objective of corsets was to improve on the body type of every woman. Emphasis was on …
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Mid-Century Library Posters

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January 22, 2018 Sarah Ashlock

Learning how to navigate a library has always been a learning process. While libraries continued to grow in the 19th …
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19th Century Spy Advertising

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January 18, 2018 Sarah Ashlock

Surveillance is often an integral aspect in every modern spy movie. From the 1954 Hitchcock film Rear Window to the Bourne Identity franchise. …
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