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Fingerman collection of ephemera

circa 1848-1968
 Collection
Accession: 2009-213

Abstract

Items with a specific and limited use, created with the intention of being discarded after serving their purpose, are called ephemera. This collection consists of mixed-format ephemera from various endeavors within American culture, primarily the manufacturing and selling of products or services.

Dates

  • circa 1848-1968

Creator

Extent

3 Linear Feet

General Physical Description

531 items (4 boxes, 1 oversize folder) : ephemera.

Historical Note

Items with a specific and limited use, created with the intention of being discarded after serving their purpose, are called ephemera. These seemingly unimportant and commonplace materials can often provide valuable insight into the culture of the time period. Additionally, ephemera can be used for the study of graphic design, typography, and various printing processes.

Arrangement

Organized by the following subjects: agriculture, beverage, cloth/clothing, cosmetic, financial, food, household, medical, religion, sewing, soap, tobacco, transportation, utility product, war, and miscellaneous.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of mixed-format ephemera from various endeavors within American culture, primarily the manufacturing and selling of products or services. Advertising cards and labels compose a large portion of the collection, but also included are billheads, blotters, bookmarks, business cards, catalogs, checks, envelopes, flyers, letterheads, newsletters, packaging, postcards, and stamps.

Existence and Location of Copies

View selected items online in Hagley Digital Archives.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Fingerman collection of ephemera
Status:
Author:
Laurie Rizzo
Date:
2013.
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400