Dancing the Alligator Hop
Melbourne Rare Book Week
Wed 10 July1:00pm -2:00pm
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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