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Do you love what you read on this page? Perhaps you would like to apply to be our next marketing coordinator! Please spread the word if you know someone who is committed to learning about and telling a diverse range of stories from the American past. myumi.ch/84JZM ... See MoreSee Less
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The trade card for William W. Swayne, a Bookseller in New York City, features this excellent view of Swayne’s eye-catching storefront on the recto. On the Clements Bookworm this Friday we’ll explore: How did readers in the past buy things to read? What sorts of retail outlets sold reading material? And what did it *feel* like to shop there? Clements Director Paul Erickson will draw on printed, manuscript, and visual sources to shed light on the various settings for the retail traffic in print in the 19th-century northern United States. Register: myumi.ch/gjgzR ... See MoreSee Less
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New to the ephemera collection: This pictorial paper grocery bag boasting a patriotic trio with the phrase “We *have* remembered the Maine.” It references the influential “U.S.S. Maine” disaster of February 15, 1898, an incident which sparked the infamous “Remember the Maine” battle cry in the press for fighting the Spanish-American War. This source helps give us a glimpse of how everyday Americans were experiencing the war, how their thoughts about the war were being shaped. ... See MoreSee Less
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