Who should join?
If you answer yes to one or more of these questions the Ephemera Society may be right for you.
Surprisingly often, printed or written items never intended to be saved today provide us with historical insights unavailable anywhere else.
An early printed ballot, for example, may list each and every candidate, local, state or national.
For example, a trade card depicting the head of a child on a the body of a pig might might be speaking to a nineteenth century concern about underweight children.
Ephemera is embraced not only for its content, but also for the beauty of its design, typography, printing or functional category.
No longer considered secondary to written texts, visual images are taking their rightful place as primary evidence providing unique insights into cultures past.
Elaborate Victorian type styles and layout, once shunned by Modernist designers, are now very much of interest to current generation artists, calligraphers, letterers and scrapbookers.
Then you should join with your like-minded compatriots in The Ephemera Society!