‘Ephemera by Collecting Interest’ Category

  1. Three Centuries of Valentines Offer 12,000 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’

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    February 15, 2018 by Sheryl Jaeger

    Congratulations to ESA President Emeritus, Nancy Rosin on creating this fine collection of Love and Friendship.  See the article below …
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  2. The Movie Posters Collection

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    February 5, 2018 by Sarah Ashlock

    The Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin holds more than 10,000 vintage movie posters. From silent era …
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  3. Mid-Century Library Posters

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    January 22, 2018 by Sarah Ashlock

    Learning how to navigate a library has always been a learning process. While libraries continued to grow in the 19th …
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  4. 19th Century Spy Advertising

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    January 18, 2018 by Sarah Ashlock

    Surveillance is often an integral aspect in every modern spy movie. From the 1954 Hitchcock film Rear Window to the Bourne Identity franchise. …
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  5. A Measure of Friendship: Calling Cards

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    July 21, 2017 by Sarah Ashlock

    by Sarah Ashlock Before Days of Elegance closed up shop a couple years ago, they published a thorough exploration of …
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  6. Electricity Makes Women Free

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    June 5, 2017 by Sarah Ashlock

    By Carol Mobley   Nothing has changed the modern kitchen more than the introduction of electricity. The early 1900’s kitchen …
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  7. A Little Person Inspires a Big Cover: A Leap Year Curiosity


    February 29, 2016 by Sarah Ashlock

    By Nancy Rosin Every fourth year, an extra day in our calendar resynchronizes earthly time with cosmic time, creating what …
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  8. Internal Engine Advertising Vehicles


    January 7, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

    Last week’s post was about 19th century commercial delivery wagons; this week’s moves ahead in time a bit, to show …
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  9. January 1, a good day to hop on the wagon!


    January 1, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

      Horse-drawn commercial delivery wagons are an interesting subject, and a rich topical collecting area. Vintage delivery wagons (as well …
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  10. A Pathetic Letter, 1823


    December 10, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

    The field of ephemera includes, of course, manuscript material . . . a particularly rich historical and cultural resource. Below …
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