Preservation Week may still be going on, but today we continue our special days with World Intellectual Property Day. This year’s theme is “Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity”. I think this would be a good day to acknowledge the Harvey girls: Little Dot, Little Lotta and Little Audrey. Unfortunately, I have not posted any exhibits featuring Little Lotta. If you have an item with Lotta on it, please take a moment to fill out the Contact the Curator form and let me know!
Another guest contribution today! I am so happy to be getting submissions from fellow Harvey fans. This time we have our friendly ghost, Casper, done as an iron-on patch. Iron-on patches were once very popular. Does anyone even own an iron any more?
Rewriting my shortcodes reminded me of something I have been meaning to do for a while. I have demoted “item type” from a custom taxonomy to a custom field. What this means to you is that the “Browse Collection By” tree in the left navigation bar no longer has entries for “Item Types”.
Guest contributions always take priority in my book, and today we have a nice item from a contributor who wishes to remain anonymous. I have mentioned before that a wide variety of pins were made featuring Harvey comics characters. I have also talked about the difference between pin-back buttons and the thick metal, enameled pins designed as collectibles rather than promotional items. Today’s exhibit is one of the latter, a roughly one inch tall pin of our favorite little devil, Hot Stuff. The contributor mentioned purchasing the pin about thirty years ago at a 7-Eleven store. 7-Eleven is where I used to go at least once a week to check the spinner rack for new Richie Rich comics in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Unfortunately, there is no information on the back of the pin, so there is very little data to go with the exhibit. Enjoy anyway!
First technical change for the Harvey Mercheum website for its fifth year of operation! I typically work on and view the Harvey Mercheum website in an Internet browser on a Windows computer. This used to mean a screen resolution of 1280 x 1024, which resulted in the screen looking like this: