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  1. Hot Off The Press!


    June 24, 2015 by Dick Sheaff


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


    June 18, 2015 by Dick Sheaff


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


    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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  4. Spotlight on Ephemera Research: Mertz Library


    June 16, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock


    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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  5. Mining Nuggets Buried in the Fog of Time


    May 30, 2015 by Dick Sheaff


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


    May 25, 2015 by SherylJaeger


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


    May 16, 2015 by Dick Sheaff


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


    May 8, 2015 by Dick Sheaff


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


    May 7, 2015 by MaryBeth

    Figure 1 B

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


    April 25, 2015 by Dick Sheaff


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