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Once Upon a Time: Watch Papers

Commonplace at one time, watch papers are a rare find today, keepsakes that originated from an earlier era. Briefly, watch papers—generally round, roughly two inches in diameter, blank at first, but later decorated—were placed between the inner and outer cases … Continue reading

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Fishy Business: Historic Ephemera Traces History

E. Richard McKinstry is the Winterthur Library Director and Andrew W. Mellon Senior Librarian. He has served as president of the Ephemera Society of America, an experience that further enhanced his appreciation of printed ephemera and people who collect it. Especially during the … Continue reading

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