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  1. From Society Balls to Buffalo Tails, Ephemera Traces Grand Duke’s Tour

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    February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    By Jim Crain “The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!” could well have been the chant in 1871 as …
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  2. Swiss Communications Calculations

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    February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    By Diane DeBlois On the eve of the Great War, in 1914, a clever Swiss businessman invented and manufactured a …
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  3. 1876 Japanese Allure

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    February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    By Diane DeBlois The year is 1876; the place, Philadelphia. The great Centennial exposition (formally, the International Exhibition of Arts, …
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  4. The Most Ephemeral of Paper

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    February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    By Diane DeBlois I know I’m not alone in having formed a collection of toilet papers over the course of …
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  5. Scrappy’s Theater

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    February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    By Diane DeBlois Breakfast cereal and giveaways for children were a mainstay of popular culture for much of the 20th …
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  6. Fantastic Monumental World Fair Globes

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    February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    By Dick Sheaff Within the period between 1891 and 1903, plans were made to construct two different monstrously huge iron …
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  7. Hitch Up to Luxury

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    February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    By Diane DeBlois   The first enthusiasts for camping with an automobile spent much ingenuity devising ways to incorporate tents, …
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  8. The First Cruise Around the World

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    February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    By John G. Sayers Ephemera — written and printed letters, documents, etc. — is the key to primary source research …
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  9. Engraved Social Stationery

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    February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    By Nancy Sharon Collins www.nancysharoncollinsstationer.com The engraving of social stationery has long been a small but vital industry originating in …
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  10. A Century of Paper Puts the ‘Fizz’ in Coca-Cola

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    February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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    By Phil Mooney By the late 19th century, soda fountains were well established in the United States offering consumers a …
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