A Pathetic Letter, 1823

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December 10, 2015

The field of ephemera includes, of course, manuscript material . . . a particularly rich historical and cultural resource. Below …
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As Trade Cards Morphed Into Postcards

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December 9, 2015

  Trade cards were a late 19th century phenomenon, and postcards were an early 20th century craze. In the period …
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The Royal Game of the Goose

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December 5, 2015

The Grolier Club is hosting, February 14 to May 14, an exhibit from the collection of Adrian Seville, one of …
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A picture is worth . . .

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December 5, 2015

   


Celebrate Thanksgiving with Ephemera!

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November 26, 2015

“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

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The Mammoth Garland

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November 19, 2015

    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

  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

    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

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