Here today, gone today
Events for Humble: the life of 100 small objects, an exhibition showcasing part of the Library’s treasured Ephemera Collection. The events will focus on the design and production of ephemera and its uses for researchers today.
- Date: Friday, 22 September, 2017
12.10pm to 1pm
Te Ahumairangi Programme Room (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
- Contact Details:
For more information, email ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz
Jobbing printing was the bread and butter of nineteenth-century printers. Dr Sydney Shep of Wai-te-ata Press, Victoria University of Wellington, illustrates how printers converted cash into some of the most ordinary and most flamboyant of print ephemera.
Butterfly business card, J.F. Earhart, Columbus, Ohio. from Printers International Specimen Exchange Vol.IV 1883. Printed in twelve colours plus metallic gold with "Chaostype" by Earhart. Image source