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  1. A Pathetic Letter, 1823

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    December 10, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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    The field of ephemera includes, of course, manuscript material . . . a particularly rich historical and cultural resource. Below …
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  2. As Trade Cards Morphed Into Postcards

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    December 9, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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      Trade cards were a late 19th century phenomenon, and postcards were an early 20th century craze. In the period …
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  3. The Royal Game of the Goose

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    December 5, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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    The Grolier Club is hosting, February 14 to May 14, an exhibit from the collection of Adrian Seville, one of …
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  4. A picture is worth . . .

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    December 5, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  5. 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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  6. Of Gobblers and Groaning Boards

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    November 25, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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