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, January 16, 2012

Madeline's Father and Four Cute Pics!

Madeline's father, James Farmer, was the mayor of Keene, New Hampshire and even ran for Governor of New Hampshire.  Here are some campaign materials:

Campaign button and matchbook handout.  For more political buttons, see this post.

James Farmer was an executive and founder of the National Grange Insurance Company.  He is the first one on the left in the front row.

Post card of Grange offices in Keene, NH.

Found this Photomatic pic.  James Farmer is on the right.  I do not know the man on the left.  The Photomatic was an early photo booth.  Read more about it hereFor an early school photo of James Farmer, revisit this post.

As a special treat here are four adorable posed photos of a very young Madeline.  Enjoy!

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