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Subject: Broadsides


From: Whitney Baker <wbaker>
Date: Monday, February 21, 2000
I have recently run across two examples of early 19th century
steamer trunks (in one case, just the lid) that have been lined with
broadsides advertising steamboat travel in the 1820-30's.  I would
like to determine if the broadsides were considered: 1) no more than
waste lining material, or 2) treasured souvenirs that were attached
to the luggage after a trip, much like the modern-day application of
stickers from foreign cities one has visited to the outside of a
trunk.  Has anyone else witnessed the use of broadsides in this
manner, or is it just a coincidence that I've seen two examples in
the last few months?

Whitney Baker
Conservation Librarian
University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY  40506-0456
606-257-0500 x 2031

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:45
                 Distributed: Friday, February 25, 2000
                       Message Id: cdl-13-45-029
Received on Monday, 21 February, 2000

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