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  1. Celebrate Thanksgiving with Ephemera!

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    November 26, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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    “If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” ― W. Clement Stone The Ephemera Society of America cultivates an …
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  2. Of Gobblers and Groaning Boards

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    November 25, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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                                                    Happy Turkey Day!  


  3. The Mammoth Garland

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    November 19, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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        Perhaps the most spectacular exhibit at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago was the truly giant …
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  4. Those wild & wacky Victorians

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    November 14, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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      I am regularly amazed at the reckless abandon of so much Victorian imagery. In an era that has somehow …
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  5. Pig scalders and such

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    November 9, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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        Back when America was largely an agricultural nation, folks were accustomed to personally processing their crops and their …
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  6. Lehigh Valley Tours

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    November 6, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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    We were discouraged by neither the tropical storm warnings nor the twisting back roads of rural Pennsylvania – the two …
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  7. A Double Coincidence of Wants

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    October 31, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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      From the earliest days of our nation throughout the 19th century and beyond, barter has been a way of …
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  8. Ephemera in Print & Electronic Media

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    October 10, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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    The New York Times of August 7 ran a piece on The Negro Motorist Green-Book, by Eve M. Kahn. The series …
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  9. Ghost Signs

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    October 6, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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      Signs on the walls of buildings are by definition ephemeral. Some may last but days, some may last decades, …
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  10. 2015 Phil Jones Fellow Studies Yellowstone Ephemera

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    October 4, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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    Bartholomew Brinkmann was awarded the Philip Jones Fellowship for 2015. This competition is open to any interested individual or organization …
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