Political announcements, propaganda, or art and poetry promotions - broadsides are long sheets that share a story in word and image.
At its root is the word 'ephemeral' - these are fleeting, transitory bits of history that have sustained the test of time, from ticket stubs and programs to cocktail napkin sketches.
From hand-crank presses and photocopiers precision craft, these DIY publications give voice to the fringes of society.
A moment of time captured in a flash. There are many collectible photographs of historical events, celebrities, politicians, and other momentous occasions.
These small cardboard messages continue to send word back to us from distant places and other times.
Printed to advertise films, books, or just created as advertising ephemera, posters are a highly sought after visual collectible.