The Most Ephemeral of Paper

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By Diane DeBlois I know I’m not alone in having formed a collection of toilet papers over the course of …
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Scrappy’s Theater

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By Diane DeBlois Breakfast cereal and giveaways for children were a mainstay of popular culture for much of the 20th …
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Fantastic Monumental World Fair Globes

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By Dick Sheaff Within the period between 1891 and 1903, plans were made to construct two different monstrously huge iron …
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Hitch Up to Luxury

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By Diane DeBlois   The first enthusiasts for camping with an automobile spent much ingenuity devising ways to incorporate tents, …
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Sunbonnet Babies

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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  By Molly Harris At ESA 30 and at every postcard show dealers arrange their stock so that one spot …
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The First Cruise Around the World

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By John G. Sayers Ephemera — written and printed letters, documents, etc. — is the key to primary source research …
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Engraved Social Stationery

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By Nancy Sharon Collins www.nancysharoncollinsstationer.com The engraving of social stationery has long been a small but vital industry originating in …
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1884 Dating Service

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By Diane DeBlois Two 1884 letters from a Utica, New York traveling salesman to a “Miss Lola” are evidence of …
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Jewish Welfare Board Postcards — An Update

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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by John G Sayers jasayers@saybuck.com Two years ago on this website, I set out the story and details known to …
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A Century of Paper Puts the ‘Fizz’ in Coca-Cola

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February 13, 2013 by Ephemera Society

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By Phil Mooney By the late 19th century, soda fountains were well established in the United States offering consumers a …
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