The La Trobe Journal No 105 September 2020
In this issue we observe artist Eric Thake’s clever use of windows, reflections and shadow play in his work. We discover a 13th-century manuscript leaf within the binding of a 16th-century volume and follow its journey to Melbourne, and we open up a series of exquisite Japanese fairy tale books made with textured crepe paper pages.
We trace the lives of two mid-20th century Melbourne women who were leaders in their professions, and we explore the Library’s rich collection of football material, which illuminates the little known story of Australian Rules football in regional Victoria.
And impresario George Coppin’s 19th-century ‘face book’ album of carte-de-visite portraits of celebrated people, and a German-Australian collection of postcards are each discussed as forms of ‘social media’ of their eras.
- 1 Front cover and front pages (pdf,1.1 MB)
- 2 Editorial (pdf,256.25 KB)
- 3 Alisa Bunbury - Windows, reflections and shadow play in the art of Eric Thake (pdf,1.71 MB)
- 4 Annette Cooper - The surgeon and the fashion icon - in search of Florence Cooper and Reta Findlay (pdf,1.41 MB)
- 5 Tim Hogan - Saints and sinners - local loyalties in early Victorian football (pdf,1.1 MB)
- 6 Anna Welch - A fragment of the medieval past (pdf,790.02 KB)
- 7 Allison O'Connell - Takejiro Hasegawa's Fairy Tale Series - Japanese crepe paper books (pdf,1.83 MB)
- 8 Simon Plant - Mr Coppin's face book - an 1865 photograph album of celebrated people in America (pdf,1.18 MB)
- 9 Gabrielle McMullen - The social media of the early 20th century - a collection from the golden age of postcards (pdf,2.06 MB)
- 10 Notes and contributors (pdf,128.47 KB)
- 11 Support the Library and back cover (pdf,927.3 KB)