What's New in Specialty Papers...Reproduction Ephemera Sets March 09 2021

Our Dear Mattie Letters Set (above) - written from Salem after the Civil War to a lady in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. We decided to lovingly reproduce these letters last winter and use them as backdrops for cards and our jewelry photographs. It's wonderful to share them and their unique stories of time gone by.

New in our Specialty Papers is the Victorian Salem Ephemera Set (above), which includes eight pieces of Salem and Boston reproduction ephemera.

  • A Salem YMCA Dance Card from 1906, complete with pages of advertisements and the dances performed, tied with a pink ribbon. 
  • A postcard of a bustling 1900s Washington Street, Salem
  • An advertisement card for hats on Essex Street, Salem
  • An advertisement for Witch Cream from 1892
  • A Christmas advertisement for Daniel Low & Co., circa 1900s
  • A bank note from Salem, 1900s
  • An advertisement for Parker Games, 1900s
  • An advertisement for Christmas Cards and other stationery products, Boston, 1900s

We have also reproduced other letters from our collections and paired them with ad cards or postcards of the same era. Each letter has been folded to match the original and some have a postal mark on them, as they may have predated the wide use of envelopes. They are little time capsules - written with much affection and detail. Life hasn't really changed all that much. A look into another human being's heart and mind is a truly humbling experience. That is why we love our collection so much. Happy Writing of your own!

They are made to order on our webstore and we do our best to reproduce what is pictured here.