The weather took a decidedly autumnal turn this weekend, and it got me thinking ahead to Halloween. I believe it was the local Dollar Tree stores that had “Casper Show Your Glow!” products out for Halloween several years ago. I have a couple of puzzles from the line, and have seen a number of other products. Today we have a rack toy with eight different safety buttons. It is complete, but in rather poor shape, apologies. The interesting thing about this exhibit is that one of the buttons features Spooky‘s girlfriend Pearl. I have not seen any other bit of Harveyana depicting her.
From the World Photography Day website:
World Photography Day is an annual, worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science and history of photography.https://www.worldphotographyday.com/
While participants are encouraged to share their best photos on social media today, I try to share my best photos year round, on this website, for you to enjoy and learn from. As to why August 19th is the day, we have to go back to 1839 for the answer:
Today we have a Jigidi puzzle of the doll made of Harvey Comics’ mascot, Joker. Joker is currently presiding over the freestanding case in the magazine and audio book section of the main branch of the Schenectady County Public Library (SCPL). Just a couple of more weeks remain to go see him and a wide variety of other items from the Harvey Mercheum permanent collection!
To see all of the Harvey Mercheum puzzles, use the “New Puzzle” post category on this website:
or visit the HMCurator creator page on Jigidi:
One thing that the Schenectady County Public Library (SCPL) is doing differently than they did back in 2016 is emphasizing signage. I made signs for each item in the front case, and several signs for the back case as well. I visited the library today, and their graphics designer had added signs featuring the Harvey logo!Continue reading →
I am happy to announce that part of the Harvey Mercheum permanent collection is on display at the main branch of the Schenectady County Public Library (SCPL) for the month of August. Long-time readers of the Mercheum blog will know that a similar display was presented in July and August of 2016. I am proud to say that almost every item displayed this time was not displayed previously!Continue reading →