May 12, 2016 admin
This ephemera world of ours is just chock-full of interesting stuff. Here are some things I've recently come across.
Inside is a useful sort of thing, new to me . . . a table giving the mean time it takes a human to digest various items of food. And fascinating are some of the 19th century table items listed; including soused tripe, animal brains, sago, spinal marrow, aponeurosis (don't ask me, I have no idea), old hard salted beef, tendon (5 1/2 hours for that).
This is something I have not happened to see before . . . two otherwise identical 32-pages plus covers booklets, one with full color front and back covers, the other printer using just the black plate.
A wonderful image whchh immediately makes its main point without words . . . the folks at the Chicago Globe are night owls who work through the night so that the latest news will be printed and available at first light.
Copy oN the back says, among other things, "I offer a specialty of starched work, such as shirts, shams, lace curtains. ladies' dresses, collars and cuffs, and every thing in the starched line. COLLARS AND CUFFS ARE WASHED WITH THE HANDS, NOT RUBBED ON THE BOARD."
Très élégant engraved card by Davis. (Fellow ESA member and greeting cards expert Anne O'Donnell is reported to be preparing some articles for this blog, which I for one look very much forward to enjoying!)
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