Our collection of ephemera items is extensive. Hours were spent cataloging and documenting every illustrator, company, artist and advertisement in our inventory.  

Example items include Campbell’s soup advertisements, Rastus Cream of Wheat advertisements, Life Magazine WWII articles and advertisements, Vintage 1960 and 1970 Chevy and Ford Automobile advertisements, 1930s Jell-O advertisements,
Pan Am Airline advertisements, political cartoons from famous artists and illustrators,
Civil war illustrations and descriptions of battle scenes; when photography either did not exist or was too expensive to use and mass produce.  

For dealers and collectors, we have inventoried, photographed and categorized many famous artists, illustrators and magazines. This is a non-all inclusive list of some examples: Thomas Nast political cartoons, Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post magazines, J.C. Leyendecker Arrow collar and shirt ads, James Montgomery Flagg ads and illustrations.  Harper’s weekly and Frank Leslie’s Illustrated newspapers starting in the 1860s that contain: Illustrations of famous Civil War battles, Civil War maps showing troop movements and battle sites, wood engravings from famous illustrators such as Winslow Homer, early chromolithographed trade cards from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.  

Books and stories illustrated by famous artists and illustrators such as (and this list is not all inclusive) :  Jessie Willcox Smith, Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, Eric Sloane, James Montgomery Flagg, A.B. Frost, Charles Dana Gibson, Maxfield Parrish,
Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and others with famous engravings and lithographs.  

Dietrich’s Vault not only contains ephemera items, but has classic American fine furniture, Native American collectibles, art and early portraits. These items were collected over three decades and were purchased from estate and auction houses in New England, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

The following is a non-all inclusive list of example items.  Examples of early lighting including: rushlights, whale oil and candle lanterns, railroad and ship lanterns.  

Examples of American furniture including clocks, sawbuck and trestle tables, Philadelphia Chippendale lowboy, Windsor chairs.  

Examples of fine art and portraits: George Schofield portrait signed AE 24, 1854, E. A. Greenwood Pntr., classic American miniatures, mourning picture done in watercolor and embroidered on silk, Kathe Kolwitz etching, George Catlin and Carl Bodmer hand colored lithographs.  

Examples of Native and Mexican American artifacts/folk art include sculptures, Kachinas and arrowheads.  

Other items include inkwells, bottles, cast iron banks, Lionel trains, dollhouse furnishings, woodenware, silver utensils, Nippon, Tiffany, redware and stoneware.