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Reading in the Street - Part 1

With the formation and development of cities, writing and images appeared in the streets. Signs, street names, newspapers sold in kiosks... soon hundreds of illustrated and textual messages were catching the eye of passersby. The variety of places to read also grew. Today, you see readers on park benches, in cafes and even in bus shelters.

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Sign (M986.217)

Sign
1875-1900, 19th century
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Newsboy selling papers on street, about 1905 (MP-0000.586.112)

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Newsboy selling papers on street, about 1905
Anonyme - Anonymous
1905, 20th century
MP-0000.586.112

Montreal Circus, Mr. Codet's Benefit (M6109)

Poster
Montreal Circus, Mr. Codet's Benefit
1812, 19th century
M6109