What Did Printers Print?

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February 26, 2016 Dick Sheaff

    Many 19th century promotional cards and advertisements for printing and engraving companies list of the sorts of things …
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TJ Lyons, Boston’s Old-Timey Printer

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February 18, 2016 Dick Sheaff

  From 1924 until his death in 1986, in his 93rd year, Thomas J. Lyons (“TJ”) was a collector of …
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Dartmouth Winter Carnival Posters

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February 12, 2016 Dick Sheaff

    Dartmouth’s annual Winter Carnival has been a major celebration since 1911. It is a long weekend filled with ski …
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The Valentine – A Tribute to Love

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February 10, 2016 Sarah Ashlock

Nancy Rosin is the President Emerita of the Ephemera Society of America and the President of the National Valentine Collectors Association. …
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Junk mail is nothing new.

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February 8, 2016 Dick Sheaff

The mid- to late-nineteenth century saw the beginnings of advertising agencies (most, at first, simply placing newspaper ads for their …
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Digital Ephemera

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January 28, 2016 Sarah Ashlock

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 Dick Sheaff

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 Dick Sheaff

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 Dick Sheaff

  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 Dick Sheaff

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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