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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Stitching together a catchy tune . . .

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    September 23, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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          In our modern world of iPods, CDs, internet streaming services, live concerts, NetFlix, 3-D movies, video games …
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  9. Unusual Steel Engraving

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    September 21, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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        I recently won a steel engraving proof on eBay, one of the thousands of engraving proofs that have …
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  10. Mid-Year Tours to Complement Allentown Paper Fair

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    September 7, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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        Barbara Charles has organized a superb Mid-Year Tour, to complement the Mid-Year Board Meeting and the Allentown Paper …
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