Those wild & wacky Victorians

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November 14, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  I am regularly amazed at the reckless abandon of so much Victorian imagery. In an era that has somehow …
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Pig scalders and such

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November 9, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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    Back when America was largely an agricultural nation, folks were accustomed to personally processing their crops and their …
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Lehigh Valley Tours

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November 6, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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We were discouraged by neither the tropical storm warnings nor the twisting back roads of rural Pennsylvania – the two …
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A Double Coincidence of Wants

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October 31, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  From the earliest days of our nation throughout the 19th century and beyond, barter has been a way of …
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Ephemera in Print & Electronic Media

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October 10, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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The New York Times of August 7 ran a piece on The Negro Motorist Green-Book, by Eve M. Kahn. The series …
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Ghost Signs

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October 6, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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  Signs on the walls of buildings are by definition ephemeral. Some may last but days, some may last decades, …
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2015 Phil Jones Fellow Studies Yellowstone Ephemera

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October 4, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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Bartholomew Brinkmann was awarded the Philip Jones Fellowship for 2015. This competition is open to any interested individual or organization …
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Stitching together a catchy tune . . .

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September 23, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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      In our modern world of iPods, CDs, internet streaming services, live concerts, NetFlix, 3-D movies, video games …
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Unusual Steel Engraving

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September 21, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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    I recently won a steel engraving proof on eBay, one of the thousands of engraving proofs that have …
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Mid-Year Tours to Complement Allentown Paper Fair

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September 7, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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    Barbara Charles has organized a superb Mid-Year Tour, to complement the Mid-Year Board Meeting and the Allentown Paper …
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