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, July 13, 2010

World's Fair Pin

I found this gem inside the box of campaign buttons.  It is sharp!  Could be a hat pin or a lapel pin.

This is the front side.

And this is the back.  (Click to read words.)

From what little information I could find on these pins, they were molded for you right at the Bakelite pavilion and came in a choice of colors.

The New York Public Library has a slide show on the Bakelite pavilion at the 1939 World's Fair.

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