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Chris Otto
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I see Nixon's underwear,<br> here's a tease to Mild Fear
In just 10 days, it will be Halloween ( Noč čarovnic ). Papergreat has a sometimes tradition of doing Mild Fear posts throughout October, highlighting ghoulish delights from (mostly) the world of ephemera. Typically those posts are spread throughout the mon...
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Summer plans tucked away inside "Claire Ambler"
I came across some interesting pieces of ephemera tucked away inside a hardcover copy of 1928's Claire Ambler , by Booth Tarkington (1869-1946). First up is a newspaper clipping from the May 20, 1946, edition of The New York Times, reporting Tarkington's de...
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Dust jacket and built-in bookplate from 1937 Van Loon book
Shown above is the somewhat-less-than-mint dust jacket for prolific author Hendrik Willem Van Loon's 1937 book Observations on the Mystery of Print and the Work of Johann Gutenberg. Given that the book is 81 years old, we can forgive some tanning and chippi...
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Signature of J.B. Doncyson, artist
Long, long ago, a man named J.B. Doncyson of Topeka, Kansas, signed his name, in elaborate fashion, inside this copy of 1898's Caleb West: Master Diver 1 , by Francis Hopkinson Smith , who also, it so happens, built the foundation of the Statue of Liberty. ...
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50-year-old advertisement for Haggar slacks
This advertisement for Haggar slacks appears on the back cover of the souvenir guidebook for HemisFair '68 , an official World's Fair that was held in San Antonio, Texas, from April 6 through October 6, 1968. The fair had as its primary legacy the introduct...
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