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What’s on the Nobel banquet?

It’s unfortunate that Alice Munro, this year’s Nobel prize winner in Literature couldn’t come to Sweden to receive her prize and attend the banquet. For more on her, see my post. To see what she’ll be missing, read on. The … Läs mer

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Digital ephemera collections

In the Nordic countries we have enormous collections of ephemera in the national libraries due to our legal deposit laws. Here are some examples of digitized collections: Denmark: Political pamphlets from Denmark: http://www.kb.dk/pamphlets/dasmaa/2008/feb/partiprogrammer/da/ Ephemera from Daells department store in Copenhagen: … Läs mer

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Swedish booksellers

Many people from Sweden emigrated to America during the years 1885–1915. For thoose who had homesickness in USA back then, there was Swedish booksellers. Here is a few example of those book catalogs. The printed material can be found in … Läs mer

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Printemps – a department store in Paris

The department store Grand Magasin Printemps is located on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris and has a long history. The store was founded in 1865 by Jules Jaluzot and Jean-Alfred Duclos. In our collection we have some old catalogs and price … Läs mer

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A roller mower from Husqvarna

This brochure is 4 pages long and was published by the well-known HusqvarnaVapenfabriks Aktiebolag in Sweden, known today as The Husqvarna Group, one of the world leaders in manufacturing lawn mowers. They also manufacture other products for gardening, forestry, home … Läs mer

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Work measured by the force of women

This is the Annual Catalogue for Thomas Bradford & Co patent washing machinery.   Thomas Bradford & Co manufactured washing machines, mangling machines, boilers and steam engines. One of their main goals was to produce well working machines that gave … Läs mer

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

*Tis the season to be jolly, the Christmas tree doth bring us joy and glee, Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer brings Santa Claus to town , silver bells are ringing and the Ephemera Division wishes you all a Merry Christmas … Läs mer

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Calle Jularbo – an accordion player

Calle Jularbo was a very famous accordion player. You can see him here on the front page, when he celebrated his 50 jubilee as a beloved musican in Stockholm 1948. In our collection you find the concert program at: Program. Music. Concert givers. … Läs mer

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A picture is worth a thousand words

  These posters are advertisements for a clothing company, Wahls kläder 1976. The illustrator Jane Bark is well-known and highly appreciated for her illustrations in the Swedish fashion magazine Femina in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Jane Bark introduced us to a new way … Läs mer

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The 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm

This is the official guide of the Olympic Games that were held in Stockholm in the year of 1912. The Games came to be known as ”The Sunshine Games” because of the beautiful weather that summer. As you can see … Läs mer

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