Ephemera teaches us in many ways. In some instances ephemera is a primary source, created during the time under study, the source was present during an experience or time period and offer an inside view of a particular event. Additionally ephemera is used to explore visual culture, the aspect of culture expressed visually and seen in images from history. This page is dedicated to virtual exhibitions contributed by Ephemera Society members and visiting scholars to be used for the enjoyment and edification of the viewer.
The Old Way / the New Way: Advertisers Look Back
By Tamar Zimmerman
Victorian Fashion Alphabet
Kit Hindrichs - Patriotism, Protest and Propaganda: The Vacillating Lives of America’s Icons
Outdoor Life Ephemera
This virtual album was created by Ephemera Society president Bruce Shyer with ephemera he displayed at the Ephemera 36 conference.
Photos by Diane DeBlois
Kira Wharton' Ph. D. - The US Marine Band, Playing America’s Music Since 1798
ESA 37 Glenn Mason – Sample Envelopes
Like many of you, I like a variety of ephemera (if truth be known, I like it all!). Graphics, typography, color, design, product advertising, social history, all of it! Unfortunately, resources are limited to the extent that over the years I have accumulated only several items in any particular area of interest, not hundreds. So, when asked to consider putting together a virtual exhibit f...
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