Ephemera Offers a Clue to Crossword Origins

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By Will Shortz Ephemera Society of America member Will Shortz is a lucky man. As the New York Times crossword …
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Goldfish: An Initial Victorian Trade Card Perspective

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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by Lee Finley [Lee Finley owns and operates Finley Aquatic Books, which specializes in aquarium and fish-based literature. He lives …
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My World of Ephemera and Welcome to It

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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by Stephanie Dew[Stephanie Dew’s business, Designs from the Deep, is located in Peekskill, New York. Her article appeared in Ephemera …
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Benjamin Franklin’s Job Printing

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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by Georgia B. Barnhill [Georgia Barnhill has been at the American Antiquarian Society for over twenty-five years. She is the author of American …
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Ephemera Collecting – A Growing Field, Hard to Define

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

by John C. Dann[This article first appeared in AB Bookman’s Weekly, Clifton, New Jersey, U.S.A., in the issue of March …
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The Secret Life of Victorian Cards

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By Barbara Rusch Like other forms of mass-produced ephemera cards of all types proliferated with the new technologies of the …
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From Society Balls to Buffalo Tails, Ephemera Traces Grand Duke’s Tour

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By Jim Crain “The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!” could well have been the chant in 1871 as …
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Swiss Communications Calculations

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By Diane DeBlois On the eve of the Great War, in 1914, a clever Swiss businessman invented and manufactured a …
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1876 Japanese Allure

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By Diane DeBlois The year is 1876; the place, Philadelphia. The great Centennial exposition (formally, the International Exhibition of Arts, …
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Docket Clue to a Petition Spoof

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By Diane DeBlois Docket information often provides the identity of a correspondent (if the signature fails); the date of the …
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