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.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Queen Mary Brochure (World's Fair)

This is a very thick brochure which folds out like a map.  The back cover states that the date of issue was February 1938; reprint of  June, 1937 issue.  Inside are many photos and ship layout plans, most of which are difficult to scan.  Here is a small peek inside:

The middle inside of the brochure is a full color painting of the Queen Mary.  I tried to get as much of the photo as I could:

Maybe Madeline was dreaming of a voyage on the Queen Mary.  Hope you enjoyed going back in time.  As always, click on pics to enlarge.


  1. I just saw your blog post on PW, and clicked on your site. What a GREAT find. I love reading about people's lives and the interesting things they keep and cherish. I have several papers from my maternal grandfather and my father. I always thought it was interesting that men saved articles, paper docs, ect. I will visit often, and thanks for honoring your MIL in this manner. It is a treat for all to see.

    Cece/Mawcee in GA

  2. Hi Cece! Thanks for checking in and leaving a comment. Isn't it great to meet people this way? Love PW!