Category: Ephemera

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Perfect Cuban Post Cards These were not sent to me or anyone else, for that matter; I purchased them new, having fallen a bit in love with both images. Happy Cuban Independence Day, still hoping for true Independence one day. The Back of both post cards:

Change is GoodRight   Definition of ephemera:1 something of no lasting significance —usually used in plural2 ephemera plural: paper items (such as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectible ~ Merriam Webster ~ Perfect Post Cards – Picture and a Thousand Words is changing.…

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The Christopher Robin Story Book by E. H. Shepard One of the things we were able to do with Christine was visit the Boston Museum of Fine Art, including their exhibit of Winnie the Pooh.  This postcard is from the Victoria and Albert Museum in England.

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Portland Head Light Cape Elizabeth, Maine If you come to Maine, inevitably, you will see Portland Head Light; especially if you come as my guest. President George Washington directed that this lighthouse be built in 1787; it is the oldest lighthouse in the state of Maine. The lighthouse went into service in January of 1791.…

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Souvenir de Dunkerque   I found this collection of post cards in an old book; I imagine that they were purchased as memento of the person’s trip, and not necessarily to send to friends and family, based on the fact that there are various views of Dunkirk, France.     The back of the cards…

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Food and Travel Together     I love regional food, something that there is very little left of, in our country, because of our glorious mobility; nevertheless, there are still a few foods that we associate with particular places.     A while back, I was getting ready to make a trip to Ohio; I…

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A Pre-Texting Post Card “Having a great time, wish you were here.” I have had this post card, in my possession, since before texting entered any of our lives; the yellowing you see has been earned through the years. As you know, I love post cards, so the cynical nature of this card should go…

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Margaret Mitchell’s House     “She had never understood either of the men she had loved and so she had lost them both. Now, she had a fumbling knowledge that, had she ever understood Ashley, she would never have loved him; had she ever understood Rhett, she would never have lost him.” ~ Margaret Mitchell…

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Good Lucky Olympians!     As the world prepares for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, to be held February 9 to the 25, of 2018, in PyeongChang, South Korea; we would like to stop and wish those competing a safe and successful Olympic experience. This month we share with you a Perfect Post Card, purchased…

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.   “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. ~ This year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day actually falls on his birthday, January 15; the federal holiday is observed on the third Monday of January. I share with you…