Thursday, February 28, 2013

So much time for researching and writing, but so little ephemera

Strike that.
Reverse it.

Profuse apologies for the lack of new posts this week. I haven't had much time to focus on writing and blogging. But my list of items that I want to research and write about keeps growing!

Here's a peek at some of the topics I'm aiming to tackle in 2013:

Every one of these books has
a cool cover, illustration,
inscription, or item tucked away
inside that I want to blog about!

  • All of the cool ephemera tidbits my wife gave me as an awesome Valentine's Day present
  • Seth Seiders and his 1920s advice for the "Pivot Man"
  • A series on obscure sci-fi and fantasy fanzines from the 1950s through 1970s
  • My latest discoveries in researching the life of Ruth Manning-Sanders
  • Recipes, recipes and more recipes
  • Delving into the world of vinyl records and, yes, square dances
  • More groovy World's Fair stuff
  • A disturbing old advertisement for Excelsior ginger ale
  • A stack of U.S. military technical manuals
  • A collection of ephemera from Luray Caverns that spans many decades
  • Plenty of new mystery photos
  • A bunch of vintage advertising ink blotters I recently acquired
  • Postcards, postcards and more postcards (including themed cards for St. Patrick's Day and Easter, plus plans for a blogathon)
  • Several 1940s issues of The York-Hoover Herald
  • Several old York Little Theatre programs
  • Plenty of nifty stuff that fits into the School Days category, for those who love those nostalgia trips
  • More entertaining advertisements from "old" computer magazines
  • Plans for another "Plucked from a Yard Sale" series
  • A 1940 issue of Bob Hoffman's Strength and Health magazine
  • Ephemera from a 1971 trip to Las Vegas for The Showmen's League of America banquet and ball

So stay tuned!


  1. Oooo ... mystery photos and computer magazines! Someday some future Papergreat is going to find my collection of letters and postcards and have a field day sharing it in whatever form of media of the day. I hope it is holographic, at least. My mountains of written correspondence needs to be 3D.

  2. I think you ran out of 2013 about halfway through your list.

  3. I think he ran out of 2020 halfway through his list. I'm worried. I saw the title and almost went apoplectic, but Chris said, "Read the post." Phew. I think.