Amazing collection and awesome post. Very nice work. Thanks for working so hard to share this kind of yummy info with vintage ephemera freaks like me. I love pamphlets and brochures. I have a little collection that I have begun to share on my new blog every Friday. You might like it. :)
Quite decent collection of the propagandism. I have to find my old schoolbooks.
Awesome blog! Some really interesting literature on here. Check mine out at: http://theacademik.blogspot.com/.
Re the all seeing eye: Bentham himself described the Panopticon as "a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example."
Marvelous post! Thank you. From before, I am interested in the symbiosis between text and image. Is Gilbert the source now and you the editor? At any rate, great happy mesh for my day.
thank you for the kind comments.Josef, I hope you add some images from your schoolbooks to your flickr!Erica, Gilbert sent me a nice pile of pamphlets. I made the final selection with his guidance. It was slightly overwhelming deciding what to scan because there was so much great stuff.
Interesting ephemera collection you have here.A little coincidence: Yesterday (7/25/10)I was visiting my local indie bookstore and as I entered, I noticed the game shop next door had a new Carrom board for sale. My family had one when I was a kid. This game board has been sold for at least 112 years. And yes, you can still play a couple dozen games on it.
I just need to say the following:F*CK JACK CHICK!Ahem, moving on...
was wondering were you got the info on the Evangelical tracts, in particular the first ones. Those all seem to be put out by Chick. There is usually an empy spot in back of those tracts, where they usually put there stamp. could that be where you get the Emmanuel and Percival names? Just wondering. Thanks!
@Anonymous - this is indeed the case, I should have put the church info in parentheses.
I met Jack Chick one time at his office in Rancho Cucamunga, California. He was very nice to me and my friends. He said when he was in the Korean war, the communist propagandists handed out little comic books to kids with communist messaging inside. Those books gave chick the idea after the war to create his tracs. He autographed one called "Big Bob" for me.