Ephemera Events & Exhibitions
Ephemera Society Winter Fair
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED
COVID-19: owing to the ongoing pandemic and restrictions imposed on gatherings the Winter Fair has been cancelled
Join us! The Ephemera Society is always pleased to welcome new members. Payment can be made online by PayPal.
September Themed Online Book Fair
Tuesday 29 September 2020, 12:00
Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association are proud to introduce their first Themed Online Book Fair offering maps, prints, manuscripts and ephemera all available to view.
“Our weapon is public opinion” Posters of the women’s suffrage movement
Library, University of Cambridge, UK
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Display for the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act – the parliamentary act that finally gave some women the vote.
The Art of Advertising
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, UK
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The Art of Advertising tells the story of British advertising from the mid 18th century to the 1930s through an incredible collection of handbills, trade cards, novelties, posters and much more.
Drawing on the Bodleian’s renowned John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, one of the largest and most important collections of printed ephemera in the world, the exhibition will reveal how advertisements reflect social attitudes over time while showcasing some of the finest examples of advertising illustration and commercial art.
Art Deco By The Sea
A 15 minute BBC tour of “Art Deco By The Sea” exhibition is on iPlayer
This beautiful and exciting show will include around 120 works including paintings, posters, brochures, drawings, photographs, fashion, furniture, ceramics, glass and textiles, drawn from both public and private collections across the UK.
Image: detail from poster by Septimus Edwin Scott, ‘New Brighton and Wallasey’, 1923–1947, London Midland and Scottish Railway company. Courtesy National Railway Museum, York
- Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
- University of East Anglia
- Norfolk NR4 7TJ
London Transport Museum
Highlights from the collection
The Underground Group,
and later London
Transport, produced a
wide variety of public
during the First (1914-18)
and Second (1939-45)
The majority of wartime
posters advised staff and
passengers on emergency
rules and regulations.
Others were more overtly
patriotic, often focussing
on the valuable war work
undertaken by transport
urged onlookers to enlist
with the armed forces.
During WWII, posters
were used to explain tube
'etiquette' to war workers
and servicemen using the
underground for the first
Railway posters, notices and handbills
Science Museum Group
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Encounter railway advertising and promotional material in the form of illustrated posters, printed notices and handbills. These works, including many by well-known artists, offer a fascinating record of railway style and graphic design.
Image: Detail from Thomas Cook & Son handbill 22 July 1873