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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. “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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. “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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  10. 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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