‘Ephemera by Collecting Interest’ Category

  1. A Little Person Inspires a Big Cover: A Leap Year Curiosity

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    February 29, 2016 by Sarah Ashlock

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

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    January 7, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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    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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  3. January 1, a good day to hop on the wagon!

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    January 1, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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      Horse-drawn commercial delivery wagons are an interesting subject, and a rich topical collecting area. Vintage delivery wagons (as well …
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  4. 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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  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. Variants: LePage’s Glue trade card

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    September 1, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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

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    August 31, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

    Poster designed by Victor Moscoso and printed by Graphic Arts of Marin and Cal Litho and published by Neon Rose. It is dated 1967.

    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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  8. “Call me!” back in the day

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    June 18, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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      The 19th century Industrial Revolution brought to the world a host of seemingly miraculous advances . . . photography, …
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  9. Valentines for World War I Soldiers

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    June 18, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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    Ephemera can really make your heart swoon! Sandra Stelts, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, has written …
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  10. Spotlight on Ephemera Research: Mertz Library

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    June 16, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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    As you tend to your garden beneath the June sun, you may wonder about the generations before you who did the very same thing. What …
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