The Sporting Life: 35 Years of the Ephemera Society
This March the Ephemera Society of America will hold its annual conference in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Swann is a proud sponsor of the event now in its 35th year. The theme for the conference is The Sporting Life, and according to the Society, it “will examine various sports, games, pastimes, and entertaining activities, with the use of historic ephemera. . . [the] speakers are notable scholars, adept at sharing entertaining and historic perspectives, including the effect of changing cultural values, developing printing techniques, and the influences of travel and literature.” Among those notable speakers is Swann President and Posters Specialist Nicholas Lowry, who will discuss vintage sports posters in a talk titled “The Selling of Sport / The Sport of Selling” on Friday, March 20. For more information on the Ephemera Society conference and fair, visit the Ephemera35 page on the ESA website.