Monday, 2 July 2012


Europeana is surfacing many European collections, including ephemera. Content is still being added but a search for ephemera already yields 2,409 image results and 1,493 text results, notably provided by The European Library, The Culture Grid, and the Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive.

(C) Europeana
There are currently 37,412 results for Poster (image and text).

Europeana is: "a single access point to millions of books, paintings, films, museum objects and archival records that have been digitised throughout Europe. It is an authoritative source of information coming from European cultural and scientific institutions."  Its remit is vast, divided into various projects

Those most relevant to ephemerists are:
Europeana 1914 - 1918
Europeana Collections 1914 -1918
Europeana Fashion
Europeana Libraries
Europeana Local
Europeana Travel

Within the European Library, users can access discreet collections of ephemera, such as the National Library of Denmark's Party programmes and party political writings 1872-2001.Much to explore and much more to come.