Major event attracting dealers from mainland Europe and USA with up to 70 tables
Sunday · 1 December
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London WC1N 1HT
All are welcome. Admission £3 11.00 - 16.00
Members from 10am with membership cards
The Ephemera Society London Bazaars 2013
More intimate event with up to 50 tables
Sundays · 4 August · 6 October
Doubletree by Hilton
92 Southampton Row
London WC1B 4BH
All are welcome. Admission £2 11.00 - 16.00
Members from 10am with membership cards
Transatlantiques: L'épopée graphique des paquebots de légendes
Until 1 September 2013
The romance of the age of sea travel saw its beginnings in the 1890s with international rivalry for the Atlantic crossing by the major countries of Europe and America building bigger, faster and more luxurious ships. The age of the cruise liner was born, the most glamorous of all forms of sea travel.
The charm, romance, and excitement of the voyage was reflected in the printed ephemera produced by the shipping companies to suggest the adventure and appeal of far away places. From the humble luggage label to the magnificently designed poster this exhibition displays a plethora of ephemera that cannot fail to arouse nostalgia for those great days of sea travel.
Museum of Printing in Lyon
13 Rue de la Poulaillerie
Remnants of Everyday Life: Historical Ephemera in the Workplace, Street, and Home
Until 13 October 2013
The Library Company of Philadelphia's current exhibition highlights its vast collection of ephemera from the 18th to the early 20th century, with materials ranging from throw-away items to finely printed works.
The exhibition will address the evolution of the graphic design of ephemera; ephemera associated with women's role in the home, such as scrapbooks; the changing nature of leisure activities and consumerism over the course of the 19th century; and the life-cycle of commercial ephemera between the workplace, street, and home.
Old and young, rich and poor, previous generations participated in a vibrant popular culture whose medium was printed ephemera. Remnants will exhibit broadsides, playbills, fliers, postcards, trade cards, tickets, menus, World's Fair souvenirs, labels, stereographs, albums, scrapbooks, paper dolls and other ephemeral toys and games, and advertisements.
The Library Company has been collecting ephemera since 1785, when it acquired the Pierre Eugène Du Simitière collection of Revolutionary War-era pamphlets and broadsides. Today it has one of the largest, most important, and most varied collections of early American ephemera in existence.
Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Propaganda: Power and Persuasion
Until 17 September 2013
What have the Olympics, Chairman Mao and matchboxes got in common? Who portrayed Margaret Thatcher as Napoleon, and why? Is propaganda public information or misinformation and do we need it?
From safe sex to dictatorships, from the iconic to the everyday this exhibition is the first to explore how different states have used propaganda during the 20th and 21st centuries, in peace-time and in war. Posters, films, cartoons and textbooks reveal the many ways in which the state tries to influence its citizens.
Image: Don't Be Doped! - An Exposure of State Medical Tyranny by C C Abbott
50 page booklet arguing the case against the introduction of the new National Health Scheme, circa 1940s.
An exhibition showcasing a country of leisure, comfort and luxury against the widely accepted notion of the striking heroic and industrial imagery produced by the Soviet Union during the 1920-30s. A range of external Soviet publicity such as Intourist travel posters, magazines and other ephemera will be displayed with internal propaganda items including textiles.
The Gallery for Russian Arts and Design(GRAD) is an enterprising not-for-profit gallery exhibiting Russian art in central London, including rarely seen graphic arts and other works from Russian collections and specially commissioned pieces.
Gallery for Russian Arts and Design
3-4a Little Portland Street
London W1W 7JB
Intourist brochure promoting travel to the USSR. Cover designed by S. Sakharov. More details on this brochure visit www.AntikBar.co.uk
The American Muse
Until Fall 2013
This exhibition, from the National Museum of American Illustration, presents an homage to American women of the late 19th and early 20th centures and to the illustrators who accurately portrayed their unique and quintessentially American beauty and character. Women of this era in America had greater opportunities in sports, higher education, roles in business, social movements, and politics than those of previous generations in the United States and abroad.
Among the American illustrators featured are: Harrison Fisher, Charles Dana Gibson, McClelland Barclay, Philip Boileau,
Howard Chandler Christy and James Montgomery Flagg.
They each created icons of the American women of their day, and in so doing created a lasting archetype. The public usually gave these lovely images a nickname tied to their respective illustrator, such as The Christy Girl, The Fisher Girl, The Gibson Girl, etc. The nickname became a perpetual part of that particular illustrator's oeuvre and artistic realm.
The National Museum of American Illustration
492 Bellevue Avenue
Rhode Island 02840
Winter Whispers by Philip Boileau Postcard 1907
Ephemera: the Art of Everyday Printed Matter
Until 15 September 2013
Printed ephemera has a value far beyond its definition, it evokes memories of bygone eras, defines the culture of a period, and communicates the social, cultural, and economic climate in a unique and often graphically beautiful way. It can be provocative, amusing, and even controversial.
From the ephemera collection of the Portsmouth Athenaeum, New Hampshire, co-curators librarian Carolyn Marvin and designer Susan Kress Hamilton have selected some of the best items, graphically and culturally, to bring Portsmouth’s past to life, ranging from the mid-1800’s through the present.
9 Market Square
New Hampshire 03801
Poster Art 150 – London Underground’s Greatest Designs
Until October 2013
Since its first graphic poster commission in 1908, London Underground has developed a worldwide reputation for commissioning outstanding poster designs, becoming a pioneering patron of poster art - a legacy that continues today.
Poster Art 150 will showcase 150 of the best designs which have been chosen by an independent panel. Visitors will be invited to vote for their favourites and the most popular poster will be revealed at the end of the exhibition.
Well-known posters, including the surrealist photographer Man Ray’s ‘Keeps London Going’ pair, will feature alongside lesser-known gems. The exhibition will also offer a rare chance to view letter-press posters from the late nineteenth century.
London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza
London WC2E 7BB
Shakespeare and London
Until 26 September 2013
In 1613 William Shakespeare purchased a property in Blackfriars, a location convenient for both the Globe and Blackfriars theatres. The deed which records the sale is one of only six documents in the world which bears his signature and is cared for by London Metropolitan Archives (LMA).
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of this amazing document, LMA presents an exhibition which explores the relationship between The Bard and capital, from his first recorded appearance in the city in 1592.
A range of documents, posters, prints and photos from the LMA collections dating from Shakespeare’s lifetime to the present day will be displayed, illustrating how his plays and influence have lived on through London’s streets, performers, theatres and even pubs.
Specialist dealers will display for sale books and ephemera including playbills, posters, autographs, programmes, prints and photographs, ballet, dance, circus, memorabilia, and much more at prices ranging from a few to several hundred pounds. Includes extra exhibitors from the Ephemera Society.