Fine people, fine historical treasures, fine food.
Conference Focus: “Coming to America—The Immigrant Experience”
Each mid-year gathering is an unfolding revelation . . .
Conference Focus: “Let me Entertain You!”
While the Caribbean islands and West Coast of Florida bore . . .
Conference Focus: “American Ingenuity”
What’s the big idea?”
Conference Focus: “Politics, Patriotism & Protest”
Conference Focus: “The Sporting Life”
Conference Focus: “Food & Drink: Field to Table”
Conference Focus: Design
Conference Topics: Palmer Cox, women’s history, Civil War, games, comic valentines, drugs ads on playing cards, and more.
Conference Topics: 19th century children’s paper theaters, magic shows ephemera, London attractions, carnival units from 1902-1908, 19th century circus imagery, the history of projectors, playbills, stage actors’ photographs, and more.
Conference Topics: Pocket-sized guidebooks, ocean liner ephemera, flying machine imagery, and more.
Conference Topics: Photographic postcards, Tasha Tudor’s designed postcards, flight images, the art of written correspondence, communication styles regarding death, and more.
Conference Topics: FDR’s stamp collecting, Ben Hur, rulers, type foundries, Arizona photographs, ephemera papermaking, and more.
Conference Topics: This conference featured discussions about healthcare advice for babies in the 19th and 20th centuries, children’s literature and book creation, ephemera related to medical self-treatment, and more.
Conference Topics: This conference featured discussions on the history of Halloween, the truth about Victorian magic lanterns, and ephemera in research at the Library Company of Philadelphia, and more.
Conference Topics: Benjamin Franklin, biography via ephemera, Victorian cards, Cripple Creek merchant, salesmen’s sample books, and more.
Conference Topics: Arts and Crafts greeting cards, trade cards, history of American periodicals, Palmer Cox, and more.
Conference Topics: Photographic ephemera, Starin’s Glen Island Resort, S.S. Pierce, African-Americans, and more.
Conference Topics: Bookmarks, Hagley Museum & Library, Wanamaker, Lindbergh, and more.
Conference Topics: Salmon, Thoreau, Rewards of Merit, Shaker Drawings, Strong Museum, miniature golf, La Belle Epoque, and more.
Conference Topics: George Washington, ephemera in the new century, Rutgers archives, cameo stamps, the Catskills, London, and more.
Conference Topics: Bakers’ chocolate, National Museum of Natural History, Albany Army Relief Bazaar, Teddy Roosevelt, color plate books, and more.
Conference Topics: The Shakers, stereoscopes, motels, and more.
Conference Topics: Crosswords, playing cards and card games, The Newseum, and more.
An ephemera fair held in Old Greenwich, CT along with a “Collectors’ Forum”.
Symposium “Job Printing in America” held October 20-21 at Colonial Williamsburg, Willamsburg, VA
Symposium “The American Spirit of Transportation” held October 21-22 at the William L. Clements Library, Ann Arbor, MI
Symposium “The American Play Ethic—Ephemera of Recreation” held October 22 at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
Symposium “Designing American Life, 1780-1980” held November 14 at the Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE
An ephemera fair and a symposium “Understanding Ephemera”.
It was the 10th anniversary of the Ephemera Society of America! Our conference was held in Old Greenwich, CT.
Conference Topics: Nabisco advertising, illustrated letter sheets, Carnegie Hall, and more.
Conference Topics: Canadian ephemera, paper conservation, the Strong Museum.
Conference Topics: Circus advertising, ephemera of the textile industry, Boston sheet music artists.
Conference Topics: Santa Claus and Father Christmas, Model T advertising, collecting carousels.
Conference Topics: Maurice Rickards’ award speech, ephemera at the Smithsonian, ephemera celebrating anniversaries.
Conference Topics: The Great Chicago Fire, “Presidents and Snake Oil”, American posters, political trade cards.
Conference Topics: Early American broadsides, maritime ephemera in the Bella Landauer collection.
Conference Topics: Baseball memorabilia, industrial advertising, the printing arts, patent medicines, postal history.
Conference Topics: Ephemera of Texas and the Southwest, “What is Ephemera?,” collecting, and more.
Conference Topics: Design and production of ephemera, auction houses, ephemera as a visual history, collecting.