Ephemera is a broad term used to describe items of paper that were created for use in a short time span and meant to be thrown away after one or two uses. Items generally put into the ephemera category of collecting would be sheet music, posters, stock certificates, post cards, cigarette cards, magazines, catalogs, and the like.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Music to Shave By

This little gem slipped out of one of Madeline's scrapbooks.  The reverse side states "This is the first Hi-Fi recording ever to be included in a national magazine ad.  It's a gift to you from Remington Rand, makers of the Roll-A-Matic Shaver."

And, get this:

I wonder how many shavers they sold with this advertising gimmick?


  1. my legs or his face? ha ha

    Enjoyed my visit to your blog!


  2. What fun! I've enjoyed your posts. Love all the vintage stuff.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, what seems like ages ago now. I couldn't return the favour while I was unable to leave comments for about a month.

  3. She was a real stickler for being clean shaven, thats for sure. Some of us who shall go nameless were frequently reminded of that when we attempted to grow facial hair.