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.

Friday, April 16, 2010

More From Cuba at the World's Fair

This is a beautiful piece of advertising art.  The brochure folds up to resemble a box of cigars.  This is from the Cuban National Commission for Propaganda and Defense of Havana Tobacco. 

If you are interested in learning more about Cuba in this era I suggest the following book:  "Havana Before Castro; When Cuba was a Tropical Playground" by Peter Moruzzi.

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