Category: Ephemera

Happy Families, 1910

Happy Families, old-school style, is a fascinating game – mainly because of the tradition of depicting the families in Victorian caricature, all big heads and semi-human appearance. For this reason, I was equally intrigued...

Cookery Advert, 1910

A beautiful old advert for cookers and pans, from the very excellent Mrs Dora Rea’s Cookery Book, 1910. Incidentally, a descendant of Mrs Rea’s has been in touch to correct my joke about Dora...

Ephemera – to keep or not to keep?

I might have mentioned it before, but Ebay ephemera (ideally 19th century to 1940s) is my new guilty pleasure. How much pleasure and interest these little scraps of paper, flimsy magazines and general oddities...