‘Ephemera by Collecting Interest’ Category

  1. “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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 19th Century “Cat in the Hat”?

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    October 10, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

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          By Dick Sheaff   I recently came across an otherwise forgettable stock trade card that immediately put …
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  5. Arabesques and Circle Eights

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    October 1, 2014 by Dick Sheaff

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    By Dick Sheaff Roller skating is a subject which offers 200+ years of ephemera to collect and/or study.  The first …
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  6. THE ROYCROFTERS – THE ROOTS OF PROTEST?

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    September 28, 2014 by SherylJaeger

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    EPHEMERA DETECTIVE THE ROYCROFTERS – THE ROOTS OF PROTEST? By John G. Sayers (jasayers@saybuck.com) Were 20th Century art and antiques …
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  7. American Broadsides, History on a Sheet of Paper

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    July 17, 2014 by SherylJaeger

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    Ephemera Society member Ian Brabner has just posted an excellent article on American broadsides on the ABAA New Antiquarian blog. …
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  8. NY Times: Discovery Leads Yale to Revise a Chapter of Its Black History

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    March 3, 2014 by SherylJaeger

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    Edward Bouchet has long been recognized as the school’s first African-American graduate, but newly uncovered records suggest another man earned …
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  9. JEWISH WELFARE BOARD POSTCARD – KEY TO A GENEALOGICAL TREASURE By John G. Sayers

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    September 14, 2013 by SherylJaeger

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    Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) postcards and ephemera represent a collecting field which continues to grow. This is the third article …
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  10. Dame of the Dictionaries – Society Member Madeline Kripke

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    September 2, 2013 by SherylJaeger

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    ESA member Madeline Kripke was recently featured when narratively  did a series of articles on mini-museums in NYC. The article begins… …
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