It took some time, but I finally have all but a few of the 50 antique postcards that were graciously donated by Mary Counihan, scanned, labeled and archived. Most are undated with no postage, so that is another project for a rainy week….researching postcard backs to date them more precisely. Most of the cards in […]
YOU ARE VISITING THE CHOW EPHEMERA CATEGORY
As a graphic designer, I find myself fascinated by the endless array of vintage paper items that can be collected. A bonus is they don't take up much room, however a negative side to paper collectibles is their longevity is short lived (definition of ephemera). Enter.... digital archiving...where old meets new! In this category you will find articles about postcards, stamps, magazine covers and clippings, trade cards etc.
Above and below are 2 antique die cut Valentine cards from my own collection. The one above I purchased at an antique store about 20 years ago and at the time was a VERY expensive price. But you know when you FALL IN LOVE…you just can’t resist. It turned out to be a very sound […]
From beer to oranges to toothpaste…..Chows were used extensively in product advertising and promotion from the early 1900’s through the 1950’s. These canines with such an exotic appearance were viewed as the breed of socialites and movie stars, so they made the obvious choice for a warm and fuzzy soft sell. Some stars were […]