Broadsides at the State Library
This photo set contains highlights from the State Library's broadside collection. A broadside is a single-sheet printed document, usually eighteen to twenty inches high by fifteen or sixteen inches wide, that was suitable for posting on walls or carried, rolled up, to distant places.

The subject matter of broadsides is diverse, ranging from governmental communications and political election notices to poems, memorials, odes and addresses, and even commercial advertisements. The State Library's collection of nearly 190 broadsides contains materials ranging from the time of the American Revolution to more recent gubernatorial proclamations.
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