Beatrice L. Warde: Typographer

Beatrice L. Warde: Typographer

American, 1900-1969 The typographer, writer, and historian of printing Beatrice Warde was educated at Barnard College, Columbia, where she developed an interest in calligraphy and letterforms. From 1921-1925 Warde was the assistant librarian at the American Type Founders Company, pursuing her research into typefaces and the history of printing. In 1925 she married the book … Continue reading

History of Postcards.

History of Postcards.

Postcards are extremely popular to collectors because they portray a lot of subjects, from picturesque landscapes to portraits of famous people. They can even portray various forms of art, architecture and events. Postcards may also be considered as indicators of history, but it all depends on the determining factors that a certain postcard portrays. There … Continue reading

OGL Christmas Luncheon, Friday 5 December.

OGL Christmas Luncheon, Friday 5 December.

Above: Believed to be the first Australian Christmas Card, 1843 – Ephemera Society Aust. Friday, 5 December, 2014 at 12 noon. Partners and friends Welcome. Acceptances: Jack and Helen Flack, Hollie Pietsch, Alex Riley, Rod Parham, Don Woolman, Mike Burnett, Con and Norma Rogers, Marilyn and David Harding, John Chapman, Kevin and Judy Stack-Neale, Apologies: … Continue reading

Julius Caesar’s Nipples.

Julius Caesar’s Nipples.

Source: blogingpomepii Julius Caesar; soldier, statesman, author, leader of Rome and conqueror of Britain and Gaul. He is regarded as one of the greatest military commanders of all time, but that doesn’t mean he was not without his insecurities. The great Caesar was very sensitive about his receding hairline and would compensate by wearing a … Continue reading

The Stork and Human Birth.

The Stork and Human Birth.

A postcard, circa 1900, depicts a stork delivering newborns. Photograph by Roger Viollet Collection, Getty by Liz Langley for National Geographic From the lucky ladybug to the clairvoyant groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, we love to assign magical qualities to animals. We even hold one responsible for our very existence—the stork. The baby-delivering stork is a beloved … Continue reading