"I can only echo Frank's comments and add WOW! Once I was able to break the spell those cards had on me, I had a look around the rest of the site. You've got to like a Web site that has tabs specifically for "People Holding Fish"…"
"The Bodleian Library is a great site. I've browsed around here before and Johnson sounds familiar, though I can't remember having seen this collection/exhibit before. Thanks for the link and the book recommendation."
"There's a cure, Gary? Not that I'm interested in one for myself...
And thanks to Frank for allowing trade cards into the group for the time being. They are obviously related to business cards and somewhat to calling cards, but you could…"
"I'm enjoying the comments on the imagination and creativity of another era, and, from Paul, the graphic designer's perspective. I suppose the slower pace of simpler times allowed for more creativity in print media (in absence of…"
As a bookseller specializing in used, out-of-print, and rare books, my ephemera interests are focused primarily on book trade material (sellers, publishers, printers, binders, etc), such as billheads, letterheads, ad covers, bookmarks, trade labels, and trade cards. Some of those items I've collected make their way into my Bibliophemera blog. However, just about anything that catches my eye--bookish or not-- is fair game for collecting and I look forward to sharing those items here.
I have been out of commission for a while, but I am back now and wanted to welcome you to the Genealogical Ephemera Group. I also wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed reading your Blog Page.
I just wondered in today off a link, maybe on Marty Weil's blog. I think I saw this a long time ago, but there wasn't much here yet. I'll probably dump some of my better images here to help things along later today. Maybe tomm., since I'm pretty sure my office will close for the ice storm that's starting.
Thanks Chuck for the welcoming words and I just checked out your blog re: The Autograph Library books in Christmas Cove Maine . What a great story! that would make a nice feature piece for a magazine article tying it in with Christmas and the spirit of giving of ones self year round not just during Christmas/holiday time. I look forward to participating in the group.
Yes - we shall share stories someday soon about our the things we like to collect. I must be careful though - my house isn't that big, lol and I've learned from past mistakes that one must have room or a room to keep things in good condition. I also love old books and I started reading one recently about Mata Hari and then I got one on the industrial revolution by a highly educated man who went against his peers to write about Russia many years ago. Anyway, I just really wanted to comment back to you quickly as I'm recovering from a severe sinus infection. I'm sorry if this isn't the most exciting comment and it seems so disjointed but I've had a kinda disappointing day ;(. But, being every hopeful - tomorrow will be better, lol! Have a very Merry Holiday my new friend and it's great hearing from you!
Thanks for the kind words about my site, Chuck. Yes, reelclassics.com is a good one, a similar one you might like for classic film stars yourself is Brad Lang's Classic Movies at http://www.classicmovies.org/. I love well done classic movie sites such as those two, so often you Google a classic film star and get back the same material over and over. Sites with original material are to be celebrated. Thanks again, Cliff