Ephemera

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Ephemera

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Ephemera are sometimes defined as "the minor transient documents of everyday life." Created for a temporary purpose and meant to be discarded, ephemera includes greeting cards, tickets, brochures, receipts, handbills, advertisements, labels, trading cards and many other bits and pieces. Though intended to be temporary, this material tells us a great deal about the culture that produced it. The printed materials are often collected for their design qualities. Most of the items in this digital collection were created to advertise and promote the development of Spokane and the Northwest.

Items in the Ephemera Collection

Northwest -- 1920s (#01)
There is a Happy Land: The Pacific Northwest

Northwest -- 1920s (#02)
There is a Happy Land: The Pacific Northwest. Scan of pamphlet inside cover.

NWC 001, Ephemera Collection, folder 100.001
A Race for Empire and Other True Tales of the Northwest.

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 100, #002)
A Race for Empire and Other True Tales of the Northwest.

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 19, #001)
What You Will Enjoy in Spokane on Your Western Tour: Spokane 1915. You'll Miss it if You Miss it.

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 19, #002)
What You Will Enjoy in Spokane on Your Western Tour: Spokane 1915. You'll Miss it if You Miss it. Scan of back cover.

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 20, #001)
Come to the Land of Many Lakes: Spokane and the Inland Empire of the Pacific Northwest.

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 36, #001)
Spokane: The Heart of the Inland Empire

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 39, #001)
Spokane: In the Land of National Parks.

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 40, #001)
The Sixth Annual Spokane Industrial Exposition (Formerly Fruit Fair).

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 43, #001)
Market Facts about the Spokane Country and the Five Major Markets of the Pacific Northwest.

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 45, #001)
Spokane: Midst Nature's Summer Home

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 46, #001)
Miss Spokane Invites You. To attract new residents to the Inland Empire, the Spokane Advertising Club held a contest for a representative symbol. In 1912, "Miss Spokane" became that symbol, and pictures of the first Miss Spokane, Marguerite Motie,…

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 46, #002)
Miss Spokane Invites You to See Beautiful Spokane: Heart of the Inland Empire and the Pacific Northwest

NWC001-f48-001
Northwest Indian Congress. Spokane. October 30th and 31st, 1925.

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 56, #001)
The Scenic Lure of Spokane and the Great Inland Empire of the Pacific Northwest

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 61, #002)
Souvenir Spokane. Scan of last page.

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 62, #001)
Spokane and the Inland Empire: The Land of Mighty Rivers and Giant Waterfalls, Great Lakes, Rugged Mountains with Vast Mineral Storehouses, Grand Forests and Immense Wheat Fields. Souvenir of Spokane, Wash.

NWC001. Ephemera collection. (Folder 63, #001)
Spokane Outdoors:'Mid Silvery Lakes and Pine-Clad Hills. Scan of pamphlet cover.

NWC001. Ephemera collection. (Folder 63, #002)
Spokane Outdoors: 'Mid Silvery Lakes and Pine-Clad Hills. Scan of pamphlet inside back cover.

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 64, #001)
Spokane, Wash: The Power City

NWC 001, Ephemera Collection, f. 82
Miss Spokane Invites You - Spokane Valley. Pamphlet cover.

NWC001. Ephemera collection (Folder 82, #002)
Miss Spokane Invites You - Spokane Valley. Scan of page 2 and 3.

NWC001. Ephemera. (Folder 88, #001)
On the Battleground: Rosalia Wash.: Four Years of Progress

Cannon Hill Brochure
Real Estate brochure for the development of the Cannon Hill neighborhood.

Spokane the Beautiful. NWC118, Item #02
L. C. Dillman developed real estate in Spokane. This broadside advertises choice residential property around 1892.

Spokane the Beautiful. NWC118, Item #01.
L. C. Dillman developed real estate in Spokane. This broadside advertises choice residential property around 1892.

Grand Coulee Dam Souvenir Pamphlet
Souvenir Brochure of the Grand Coulee Dam.

Invitation to opening ceremony for the Grand Coulee Dam.
Franklin D. Roosevelt visited the construction site of the Grand Coulee Dam in August 1934. More than 20,000 people came to see Roosevelt give a brief speech. This invitation reserved a seat.

Dance Card #03
Dance card from Twickenham Park, May 28, 1897.

Dance Card #02
Dance card from Twickenham Park, July 26, 1890.

Dance Card #01
Dance card for benefit ball, 1892. Young ladies used dance cards to keep track of their partners at a dance or ball. The cards listed the evening's dances and sometimes came with a small pencil attached so that the dance partner's name could be…