When I started this blog I mentioned one of my all-time favorite sites: Sheaff-Ephemera. Here’s another sampling of some of their collections. They’re always adding to it and it’s a phenomenal resource for inspiration. All images are owned by Sheaff Ephemera. Go to their site to drool over their amazing collections!!
All posts tagged 1900s
Here’s another green bean label, this time by Red Moon. This was made in the 1920s-1930s in Baltimore, Maryland. The lithographer was Simpson & Doeller. To give you a little more perspective, the label is 4.25″ x 11″. You can buy this one for your collection on Etsy.
So I recently discovered the blog Letterology, and I’m quickly falling in love. Check out his post on Sanford’s Glue for the rest of his images. The image from the catalog is from the 1800s, and the postcard is from 1904. He also has an ad from 1928, but you’ll have to go there to see it :)
Isn’t it cool to see the ephemera surrounding an item? It puts it in context and brings it to life. I feel like I’m shopping in the 1800s!
I kept finding images with giant pumpkins in them and it cracked me up. I felt it was my duty to share. Via Graves and Ghouls.
Country Gentleman was an American agricultural magazine that was founded in 1831. In 1955 it was the 2nd most popular agricultural magazine in the US with almost 3 million subscribers. I love the illustrations- they feel like classic American illustrations, showing the “Mayberry” times I wish we still lived in. Ironically, the oldest examples I’ve posted here feel the most modern.
I came across this vintage Handy Pack sewing kit that seems to be in mint condition with all the bits and bobs it originally included. It’s a great example of Art Deco design, and it’s nice to see how they evolved the design to be applied to the various types and sizes of the objects it held. I love that they kept the threads on round disks that mimic the shape of the box. They could have easily taken the normal little rectangle and tossed them in.
Even the scissors are unique in that they look like a bird- the screw is used as the bird’s eye- now that’s a nice touch. It truly is the details that make something great. Anyone can do the easy route and throw something together. Made in England, via The Vintage Cottage on Flickr.