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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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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