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Ephemera
The Museum’s Ephemera Collections include advertisements, handbills, pamphlets, menus, invitations, medals, pins, buttons, badges, three-dimensional souvenirs, and printed textiles. As utilitarian objects, these items served as the connective tissue between citizens and their city, organizations and their members, and populations and the social geography of daily life. Today these objects – dating from the Colonial era on—continue to provide visual and material insight into New Yorkers’ engagement with the city. The Museum is thankful for the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which is allowing us to make these objects freely and publicly accessible.
State of New York Military Census and Inventory of 1917

State of New York Military Census and Inventory of 1917

This certifies that Charles Richard Bott of 4526 18th Avenue has been enrolled in the Census and Inventory...

John H. Mead, Turner

John H. Mead, Turner

41 Hester-Street, near Essex-Street, New York.

Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington as President of the United States. Reception at the Lawyers' Club

Centennial Celebration of the Inauguration of George Washington as President of the United States. Reception at the Lawyers' Club

Admit Mr. Charles W. Ogden. April 29, 1889.

Third Annual Ball of Troop J, Third Regiment Cavalry, N.Y.S.N.G.

Third Annual Ball of Troop J, Third Regiment Cavalry, N.Y.S.N.G.

Union Assembly Rooms, 103-107 Elizabeth Street. January 21, 1867.

Best & Co. Liliputian Bazaar

Best & Co. Liliputian Bazaar

No. 64. Fall and winter, 1892-1893. 60-62 West 23rd Street and 51-53 West 22nd Street, New York. Catalogue...

Philander Reed, Commission Merchant, Foreign and Domestic Produce

Philander Reed, Commission Merchant, Foreign and Domestic Produce

Office, 22 Old Slip, New York.

Murray Hill Hotel N.Y.

Murray Hill Hotel N.Y.

Friday, December 2, 1887.

Dulce Maria

Dulce Maria

Cigar box label.

Enough

Enough

On rim: Horn Co. Phila, PA. [...] April 21st, 1971. Wash. D.C. NPAC 1020 Vermont Ave N.W., Wash. D. C....

A Few Reasons Why Women Should Work For a Change in the National Prohibition Laws

A Few Reasons Why Women Should Work For a Change in the National Prohibition Laws

Issued by the Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform, 485 Madison Avenue, New York City....

City Patrol Corps

City Patrol Corps

This is to certify that Major Edgar Bromberger has been appointed Special Patrolman.

Sal Albanese Democrat for Mayor

Sal Albanese Democrat for Mayor


New Directions - Stop OPTO - TWU 100

New Directions - Stop OPTO - TWU 100


Teamwork - T.W.U. Local 100 - for a Fair and Just Contract

Teamwork - T.W.U. Local 100 - for a Fair and Just Contract

C. N. Lee.

The Simplon Club, Inc.

The Simplon Club, Inc.

Guest's visiting card. January 1, 1932. The Board of Governors of The Simplon Club, Inc. extend to Mr....

Ritz Cordial Shoppe

Ritz Cordial Shoppe

Imported and domestic cordials. 638 Lexington Avenue, New York City.

Côte D'Or

Côte D'Or

41 East 50th Street, New York City.

"The Rendezvous"

"The Rendezvous"

65 Pineapple Street.

The Wing Club

The Wing Club

8 West 52nd Street, New York City.

Ceremony of Breaking Ground for the Elevated Express Highway

Ceremony of Breaking Ground for the Elevated Express Highway

May 24, 1929

Lafarge House

Lafarge House

Henry Wheeler, Proprietor. Menu for February 1.

New York City Transit Authority

New York City Transit Authority

Good for one fare.

AIDS Walk New York

AIDS Walk New York

May 18, 1997

Perry's Family Ointment

Perry's Family Ointment

Principal depot, 157 Chatham Street.

Lot Merkel, Furrier

Lot Merkel, Furrier

No. 31, Hanover-Square.

Astor House. Gentlemen's Ordinary

Astor House. Gentlemen's Ordinary

Menu for November 23.

To All Who Belong to the Muster-Roll of Toleration

To All Who Belong to the Muster-Roll of Toleration

Vive la Toleration - huzza - for free suffrage! and equal rights! Martin Clio, Secretary. P.S. - Resist...

Edward, Prince of Wales

Edward, Prince of Wales

Commemorating the visit of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales to the United States November 1919.

Fulton Trust Company of New York

Fulton Trust Company of New York

Commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fulton Trust Company of New York, 1890-1915.

Third Annual Banquet of the Associate Alumni of the Male Department of Grammar School No. 14

Third Annual Banquet of the Associate Alumni of the Male Department of Grammar School No. 14

St. Cloud Hotel, February 20, 1873. Admit Mr. George C. Lay, Jr.

Gala Ball in honor of Their Royal Highnesses Infanta Doña Eulalia and Infante Don Antonio

Gala Ball in honor of Their Royal Highnesses Infanta Doña Eulalia and Infante Don Antonio

By the Círculo Colón-Cervantes, at Madison Square Concert Hall, May 26, 1893.

International Reception and Ball

International Reception and Ball

September 30, 1909

Parlour Entertainment, Tableaux and Music, for the Benefit of the Deaf Mutes of St. Ann's Church

Parlour Entertainment, Tableaux and Music, for the Benefit of the Deaf Mutes of St. Ann's Church

At the residence of Miss J. A. Jarvis, 316 West 22nd Street, on January 29, 1868, at 7 1/2 P.M. Tickets...

Prospect Association Grand Masquerade Ball

Prospect Association Grand Masquerade Ball

Academy of Music, Nilsson Hall and Irving Hall, January 31, 1884.

Admit the Bearer [A. Leo and two] to subway passenger stations of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company

Admit the Bearer [A. Leo and two] to subway passenger stations of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company

At 96th Street, 72nd Street, 42nd Street, 14th Street, Brooklyn Bridge, City Hall to inspect and ride...

[Union League Club letter to members concerning efforts to increase membership.]

[Union League Club letter to members concerning efforts to increase membership.]

Letter dated November 2, 1942.

Centennial of Freedom 1776-1876

Centennial of Freedom 1776-1876

R.H. Macy & Co. 194-208 Sixth Avenue, 60-64 West 14th Street, 67 West 13th Street.

The Week on the Screen. The Olympia Theatre

The Week on the Screen. The Olympia Theatre

Vol. 1 No. 1 for March 1916. | Published by Bloch Advertising Service, Inc., N.Y.

U.S. Sanitary Commission

U.S. Sanitary Commission


Molly Picon "Jankele" [Molly Picon in the title role of "Yankele".]

Molly Picon "Jankele" [Molly Picon in the title role of "Yankele".]

Photograph by Blitz, Lodz, Poland.

Campaign Button

Campaign Button

Blue with white lettering, "Carolyn Maloney City Council"

Miss Sarah M. Bond, by a contribution of Fifty Dollars, by Stephen Storm, Esq. is a Directress for Life of the New York City Tract Society

Miss Sarah M. Bond, by a contribution of Fifty Dollars, by Stephen Storm, Esq. is a Directress for Life of the New York City Tract Society

Issued August 1858.

Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York 139th Annual Banquet

Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York 139th Annual Banquet

November 21, 1907.

General Reception Committee, Pan-American Congress of Journalists

General Reception Committee, Pan-American Congress of Journalists

April 19-23, 1926

[Notification to J. Augustus Barnard of his election to the University Club.]

[Notification to J. Augustus Barnard of his election to the University Club.]

December 3, 1896

The Following Rules Are to Be Observed By Every Member of Mr. Duer's Establishment.

The Following Rules Are to Be Observed By Every Member of Mr. Duer's Establishment.

60 Fifth Avenue.

Autumn Meeting, Country Club.

Autumn Meeting, Country Club.

1884.

Dinner to the Volunteers of the Local Board for Division No. 61

Dinner to the Volunteers of the Local Board for Division No. 61

Parkway Palace, 51-71 Ocean Parkway, January 23, 1919.

Luncheon on board the new turbo electric steamer "Normandie"

Luncheon on board the new turbo electric steamer "Normandie"

For Mr. & Mrs. A. Villani. Thursday, June 6, 1935. Pier 83.

Evacuation Day Official Programme.

Evacuation Day Official Programme.

November 26, 1883 | Pakenham & Dowling, Steam Printers, 33 Barclay St.

To the President of the United States.

To the President of the United States.


Luncheon in Honor of M. Auguste Escoffier, "Chef of Emperors - Emperor of Chefs."

Luncheon in Honor of M. Auguste Escoffier, "Chef of Emperors - Emperor of Chefs."

On board the Cunard Liner Berengaria. October 12, 1926

Timer. Safe and Sane Fourth of July 1912 Athletic Celebration

Timer. Safe and Sane Fourth of July 1912 Athletic Celebration


TWU Local 100 Yes

TWU Local 100 Yes

GCIU Union Label. On rim: Fabulous Specialties, Inc. 201-535-6300

Firefighters Devoted To Neighborhood Youth

Firefighters Devoted To Neighborhood Youth


David Weprin for City Council

David Weprin for City Council


The Royal Box

The Royal Box

17 West 56th Street. Membership card for Mr. S. D. Levy.

Same Old John With a New Address

Same Old John With a New Address

163 East 56th Street.

The Finest of Wines, Liquors, Cordials and Gins Are Available

The Finest of Wines, Liquors, Cordials and Gins Are Available

Call REctor 2-1137.

Russian Dishes and What They Are

Russian Dishes and What They Are

Compliments of Russian Tea Room Restaurant, 150 West 57th Street.

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