Ephemera, pamphlets, and broadsides
Ephemera includes paper items that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectibles.
This might include pamphlets, tracts, lectures, show tickets, posters, newspapers, ads, scripts for plays, musical scores, or other paper items that were sometimes but more often not, created with archival materials.
Uncommon Works has a variety of these types of memorabilia for sale, dating as far back as the 1800’s.
Art bas-relief, “Capital and Labor Woodward & Tiernan Book condition: Very good + Quantity available: 1 St. Louis, MO: Woodward & Tiernan, 1907. Sheet. Very good +. A very good plus color promotional art bas-relief depicting two “Tom Sawyer” type boys, the one snacking on an apple, and the other barefoot and carrying newspapers advertising the “Calendar News” bas-reliefs. From the verso: “We are offering in 1909 a most extraordinary collection of new and beautiful designs in chemigraph and color bas-relief calendars and souvenirs.” Matting shows damp stains, but bas-relief only shows one small spot above second boy’s hat. See photo. 6 x 8 inches tall. $100