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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.