Celebrate Thanksgiving with Ephemera!

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November 26, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

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“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” ― W. Clement Stone The Ephemera Society of America cultivates an …
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Of Gobblers and Groaning Boards

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November 25, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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                                                Happy Turkey Day!  


The Mammoth Garland

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November 19, 2015 by Dick Sheaff

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    Perhaps the most spectacular exhibit at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago was the truly giant …
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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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