‘Ephemera by Collecting Interest’ Category

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Celebrate Thanksgiving with Ephemera!


    November 26, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

    “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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  8. Variants: LePage’s Glue trade card


    September 1, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

      Many collectors of trade cards also collect variants of certain cards, which indicate different print runs. Sometimes the word …
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  9. “How Posters Work” at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum


    August 31, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

    At the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NY, an exhibit will be open until January, called How Posters Work. Their website includes a full, interactive, …
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  10. “Call me!” back in the day


    June 18, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

      The 19th century Industrial Revolution brought to the world a host of seemingly miraculous advances . . . photography, …
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