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19th Century Printers and Their Trade Cards

19th Century Printers and Their Trade Cards

by Richard Sheaff In the days before the profession of “graphic design” came into existence, commercially printed work nonetheless sometimes displayed a surprising degree of sophistication. That sophistication came from the talents of typesetters and printers and engravers, none of whom would have titled himself or herself as a “graphic designer.” For far too many […]

Publisher’s Corner: October 2019

Publisher’s Corner: October 2019

Enthusiastic About Ephemera by Maxine Carter-Lome Merriam-Webster defines ephemera as “something of no lasting significance – paper items (such as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use.” Yet to collectors, these pieces of history on paper are anything but “minor transient documents of everyday life,” as they were once […]

Fantasy: When Fruits and Veggies Act like You And Me!

Fantasy: When Fruits and Veggies Act like You And Me! – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2012 By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell, The Halloween Queen® Dreams of gossamer winged fairies, Ogres, pixies, the wee people, and anthropomorphic beings are as inventive as those who believe in them and welcome them into their lives. For […]