Posts Tagged ‘Ephemera’

  1. Hats on Foot

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    May 23, 2018 by Kirsten Feigel

    By Diane DeBlois Quite by chance I found a curious description in Alexander MacKay’s 1849 The Western World; or, Travels …
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  2. A Perennial Advertising Favorite – Mother’s Helpers

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    April 26, 2018 by Kirsten Feigel

    Authored by Sheryl Jaeger The American housewife has been a favorite target of advertisers since the 1870s and 1880s. Today’s …
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  3. A Measure of Friendship: Calling Cards

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    July 21, 2017 by Sarah Ashlock

    by Sarah Ashlock Before Days of Elegance closed up shop a couple years ago, they published a thorough exploration of …
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  4. Off the Cuff

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    November 18, 2016 by Sarah Ashlock

    by Diane DeBlois Did you know that the expression came from nineteenth-century politicians (and others) cribbing from notes written on …
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  5. Valentines for World War I Soldiers

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    June 18, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

    World War I Valentines

    Ephemera can really make your heart swoon! Sandra Stelts, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, has written …
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  6. Spotlight on Ephemera Research: Mertz Library

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    June 16, 2015 by Sarah Ashlock

    As you tend to your garden beneath the June sun, you may wonder about the generations before you who did the very same thing. What …
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