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ARCMTL and the Musée des ondes Emile Berliner are joining forces again for the second annual Montreal edition of Basement Tapes Day (Journée des trouvailles sonores). Saturday November 13, 2 – 5 pm, free admission!  1001, rue Lenoir, local E-206 . This year, we’ll be able to meet all together at the Museum! But for those who prefer not to attend, there will be a live streamed presentation at 3:30,

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ARCMTL is well-known for its collections of so-called “ephemeral” material, ie, publications, leaflets, posters or other material with a short useful life. The following selection of postcards from Montreal were produced around the middle of the 20th century, up to the 1970s. The captions for each are the same as those that were printed on the back of the postcards. Note that there are no credits for photography or artists

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ARCMTL is well-known for its collections of so-called “ephemeral” material, ie, publications, leaflets, posters or other material with a short useful life. Postcards of Montreal can actually be difficult to find in Montreal itself, given that they were usually mailed abroad by visitors to the city. The following are some of the older ones that have come up, including some personal messages from more than 100 years ago.

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