A digital representation of the Rare Book's exhibition "Ephemera", printed material which is used for various purposes and then discarded. These fragments of the past illuminate previous lives for future generations.
Items included range from 17th century to the present. Among the earliest are pieces concerned with an execution in 1678; tourist notices from the early 19th century; early greetings cards including valentines; a colour brochure for the first Holden car from 1950; the first Moomba programme from 1955; and many current posters and fliers for music events and political campaigns.
The exhibition was drawn from the holdings of the Monash University Library's Rare Books Collection. The library has been collecting ephemera since the early 1990's in support of research by social historians.
The tryal of William Stayley, goldsmith: for speaking treasonable words against His most sacred Majesty, and upon full evidence found guilty of high treason, and received sentence accordingly on Thursday, November the 21st 1678
Catalogue of the late Sergeant-Major Cotton's Waterloo Library and Museum in the Museum Hotel at the foot of the Lion Mount in the centre of the battlefield of Waterloo
A New valentine writer for ladies & gentlemen: being a choice collection of the most fashionable, quizzical and amorous pieces, with answers suited to the various dispositions, circumstances, trades, humour, or age of all classes
Australia unvaccinated yet free from smallpox: an eighteenth century superstition
Melbourne for Moomba
Melbourne Moomba festival
Scotts Hotel: Moomba Festival 1961
Scotts Hotel: Moomba Festival 1957
An Aboriginal Moomba: Out of the Dark'
Travancore Estate, Flemington Hill: auction, 30th November 1918
The black market is the traitor's market
Face the facts
Ration book supplement
Marmite recipes: Marmite cookery book with the compliments of the Sanitarium Health Food Company
Brewer's "brewing compound," or "yeast food"
Wattle Path Palais de Danse & Café Ltd: Esplanade St. Kilda
Booklet giving details of the Board of Directors, music, building, decorations, dance floor, dining, prices, and orchestra.