Enjoying The Word on the Street

The National Library of Scotland’s ‘The Word on the Street’ is an ‘online collection of nearly 1,800 broadsides lets you see for yourself what ‘the word on the street’ was in Scotland between 1650 and 1910.’Broadsides’ were the tabloids of their day – pinned up on walls these single sheets carried public notices, news, speeches and songs.

You can search the collection and download PDFs of the broadsides. A fasinating history, made better by a great website.

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