‘Ephemera by Collecting Interest’ Category

  1. Valentines for World War I Soldiers

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    June 18, 2015 by

    World War I Valentines

    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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  2. Spotlight on Ephemera Research: Mertz Library

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    June 16, 2015 by

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

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    October 10, 2014 by

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

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    October 1, 2014 by

    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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  5. THE ROYCROFTERS – THE ROOTS OF PROTEST?

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    September 28, 2014 by

    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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  6. American Broadsides, History on a Sheet of Paper

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    July 17, 2014 by

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

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    March 3, 2014 by

    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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  8. JEWISH WELFARE BOARD POSTCARD – KEY TO A GENEALOGICAL TREASURE By John G. Sayers

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    September 14, 2013 by

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

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    September 2, 2013 by

    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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  10. Imperial Granum Tax Stamp

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    July 24, 2013 by

        The trade cards for Imperial Granum are fairly common – two often seen designs feature a bouquet of …
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