Broadsides and Ephemera Collection

Broadsides, pamphlets, form letters, posters, newspapers, tickets, and other printed items on a wide range of topics from across the World More »

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A call! Everybody interested to attend! bdsmd61032
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... a dir le mie virtu basta un sorriso.... bdsit06028
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4 questions to the president of the United... bdsny71532
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Birmingham Reform petition. bdsbi15018
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Auction sale of 2 desirable vacant lots. bdsva103716
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List of 17 rice field Negroes for sale by J. S.... bdssc022655

About the Digital Collection

The Broadsides and Ephemera Collection contains broadsides, pamphlets, form letters, posters, newspapers, tickets, and other short printed items dating from the eighteenth to the twentieth century (with the majority dating from the nineteenth century). Truly an interdisciplinary collection, the Broadsides and Ephemera Collection includes materials related to political campaigns, politics, theater, dance, popular entertainments, immigration and emigration, advertising, travel, expositions, military recruitment and campaigns, as well as issues related to race, class, gender, and religion.


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Vote!

by Zeke Graves almost 2 years ago

In anticipation of next Tuesday’s midterm elections, here is a photo gallery of voting-related images from Duke Digital Collections. Click on a photo to view more images from our collections dealing with political movements, voting rights, propaganda, activism, and more! If you haven’t already taken advantage of early voting, we at Bitstreams encourage you to … Continue reading Vote!

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