The State Archives of Florida offers a peek into their online collection of ephemera from the last 200 years that includes broadsides, advertisements, announcements, political cartoons, and campaign posters. Although the archives has more than 200 pieces of ephemera digitized, that is a small fraction of what they have in their entire collection. The text of each piece is typed out below the image, which in some cases is the only way to read the fine print, as a zoom feature is not available. Broadsides were a form of communication used before radio, television, and the Internet, and conveyed news or information for immediate consumption. They were placed in highly trafficked areas, such as town halls, churches, and street corners. To start browsing the broadsides by subject, check out the 15 topics to browse by, on the left side of the page. Some of the topics include "Social Life and Customs", "Land Sales and Development", "Horses", and "Military and Veterans". For those visitors who prefer to browse the collection by title, they can click "Browse by Title", which is below the listed subject categories.


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