Ephemera, Bellingham Style

ephemera [ɪˈfɛmərə]
n pl -eras, -erae [-əˌriː]

1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) a mayfly, esp one of the genus Ephemera
2. something transitory or short-lived
3. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Antiques) (functioning as plural) a class of collectable items not originally intended to last for more than a short time, such as tickets, posters, postcards, or labels
a plural of ephemeron
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
I have for some time been collecting various ephemera, in digital format,  related to the history of Bellingham. Some of it has considerable historical significance, and some of it is just fun. I intend to share both types here, beginning with the following – a matchbook cover, the date of which I’ll not guess, but old enough that the phone number was a mere three digits. And old enough that no one has come forward yet to share their memories of Jerry’s Italian Village restaurant in Bellingham, WA.

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