The Ephemera Society Partnering with Impact Events

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August 4, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

The Ephemera Society of America is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Impact Events to produce its annual …
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Duck and cover!

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July 28, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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    During the Cold War days of the 1950s and 1960s, it began to seem inevitable to one and …
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Keep your powder dry!

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July 22, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  For some reason lost in the fog of time, baking powder has usually been packaged in cylindrical cans with …
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All is well on the front lines!

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July 18, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  Every once in a while I come across a particular kind of WWII message-to-the-folks-back-home postcard, a novelty cartoon card …
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Getting the Goat

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July 11, 2015 by Ephemera Society

Bock Beer

Written by Moira F. Harris Bock beer, like Pilsen, is said to bear the name of its birth community, with a …
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“Secure the shadow, ere the substance fades”

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July 9, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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    “Secure the shadow, ere the substance fades” was one of the earliest advertising slogans used by photographers, as …
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The Ice Man Cometh

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July 3, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  I am ancient enough to well remember the days when goods and services were delivered to the home . …
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Hot Off The Press!

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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

World War I Valentines

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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