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.

Monday, April 19, 2010

1939 World's Fair Fascination

Since I discovered all these booklets and advertising items that Madeline saved and collected from the 39 World's Fair, I have become almost obsessed with it and have been doing some research to learn more.  I came across this wonderful and informative article and wanted to share with you.  Thankfully the author, Bob Brooke, has given me permission to do so.  Please take a minute and check out his website and blog.  You will find it well worth your time.  His website is: http://www.theantiquesalmanac.com/ and his blog:  http://antiquesqa.blogspot.com/

Please click on the post title to read Bob's article or use the following link:  http://www.theantiquesalmanac.com/worldsfairsouvenirs.htm.

I welcome anyone's knowledge on this subject or on any items shown in Madeline's Memories.

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