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Ephemera 43

Ephemera 43 Conference

March 16-19, 2023

Hyatt Regency Old Greenwich
1800 E Putnam Avenue, Old Greenwich, CT

Travel is an integral part of our life, whether it be for pleasure, business, adventure, necessity or to visit friends or family. Ephemera 43 will focused on various aspects of travel, past, present and future — even imaginary. This rich topic allowed us to explore not just diverse destinations and activities, but travel planning, the modes of transportation and our memories.

Eight diverse presenters discussed the travel experience — not just the destinations, but also the promotion and planning, the voyage to and from, and the remembrances we bring home — through posters and broadsides, tickets, passports, menus, souvenirs, correspondence, itineraries, postcards, maps, and other forms of ephemera. Topics will included: The Arctic Regions in Ephemera; Travel Posters; Healing Springs and Medical Tourism; Travel and Tourism in Southern Appalachia; African American Baseball on the Road; Travel Ephemera in the Margolies Collection at the Library of Congress; the 1916 Maine Postcard Day; and Dudley P. Flanders 1874 “Trip Through Arizona.” 

Below are links to speaker presentations on YouTube.

“To the North”: The Arctic Regions In EphemeraDoug Wamsley

Travel Posters I would Love to Own: A Connoisseur’s FantasyNicholas Lowry 

Taking the Waters: Healing Springs & Medical Tourism Hannah Swan

Travel and Tourism in Southern AppalachiaGreta Browning 

African American Baseball: Barnstorming into History Mike Peich

On the Road: Travel Ephemera in the Margolies CollectionMari Nakahara

Wish You Were Here! — Kevin Johnson

Dudley P. Flanders 1874 “Trip Through Arizona”Jeremy Rowe


Ephemera 43 Conference Brochure

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