Broadsides ~ David Ellenson Rare Book Online Exhibit
A broadside is a sheet printed on one side. It may be a poster, a handbill,
or a sign. Because broadsides often reflect current events and are rarely
consciously composed for the purpose of recording history, they can
be important primary historical sources. Broadsides of Jewish interest
appear in many languages and cover a wide range of subjects. The Library's
collection of some 10,000 broadsides includes notices to the community,
prayers, eulogies, poems honoring a marriage or other special occasion,
theater posters, and governmental announcements.
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