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Dancing the Alligator Hop

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 10 July 2019
Author / Presenters: Monash University Library, Jackie Waylen

Bookings Required
Wed 10 July1:00pm -2:00pm
Tonic House
386 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000
(03) 9905 2689

Taking the natural world as a theme, we will explore the great variety of illustrated sheet music covers held in Monash University's Special Collections. Examples range from the late 1830s until the early decades of the twentieth century. The tour will range from nineteenth-century depictions of landscape, plants and animals, through to the First World War when covers were photographs of stars. See the changing typography, and the marvellous artistry that went into the coloured (and cheap!) illustrations.

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