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, June 8, 2010

New York City "A Book of Modern Views"

This is a 16 page soft cover book published in 1935 by I. S. Seidman & Co.  It was published exclusively for Rockefeller Center, Inc.  The book is a compilation of black and white snapshots of different neighborhoods in New York City. 

The foreward tells us that the book was inspired by the development of Rockefeller Center.  Here are a few pages:

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