Digital Ephemera

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January 28, 2016 by Sarah Ashlock

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What is digital ephemera and how do we save it? Digital ephemera is just that: ephemera that is created in …
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Q: What has egg-shaped eyes and a swelled center?

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January 26, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

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A: A needle! http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntq8rcB8SJA   Needle booklets are an interesting category of collectible . . . they encompass a wide …
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Standing in Proud Relief

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January 20, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

RandallDieSinker150

I have long been a fan of design which incorporates embossing. In my own graphic design work, I often included …
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Divers and Sundry

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January 15, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

Safe!ShreddedWheat150

  One of the most appealing things about collecting printed ephemera is that anything and everything can fall into your …
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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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January 1, a good day to hop on the wagon!

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January 1, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

CudahyBros150

  Horse-drawn commercial delivery wagons are an interesting subject, and a rich topical collecting area. Vintage delivery wagons (as well …
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January 1, 2016 by Dick Sheaff

HappyNewYear150

Other Times, Other Places

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December 24, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

FranklinSugar150

One of the primary attractions of ephemera is that we are given glimpses into the way we were. Here are …
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Write on, Brother!

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December 18, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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One aspect of collecting manuscript material and/or postal history is the challenge of deciphering vintage handwriting. But there is also …
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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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