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 24, 2012

"The Scrap Album"

I discovered a wonderful website while researching Raphael Tuck and Sons for my last post.  The Scrap Album is an amazing site about the history of keeping scrapbooks and albums, as well as greeting cards and calendars.  I encourage you to visit and look around this most informative site where you can learn about "Father Tuck's Complete Picture Maker For Little People", a box set complete with an album, brush, glue pot, and pages of stickers.  Children were encouraged to use the stickers to make their own scenes and pictures in the album.  How creative! 

Malcom Warrington is the site owner who gave me permission to share with you.  He has compiled a colorful history of scrapbooking and greeting cards from long ago. 

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