A Christmas themed broadside is the December Item of the Month for Special Collections

Christmas Poem by Ernest Robson and Marion Robson, 1975.

This broadside is part of a series of broadsides printed by Stu McCarty and published by the Bellevue Press, Binghamton, NY.  The Christmas Poem is printed on a light blue-green paper with dark green and orange-red lettering.  The broadside is 43 cm in length, and is signed by both of the authors.  Only 58 copies of this poem were printed by Stu McCarty; Binghamton University Libraries owns numbered copy: 4/58.

There are 31 broadsides in this poetry series.  The broadsides vary in size, decoration, shape, paper quality and weight, paper color, ink color, and fonts. The poems also cover a variety of topics, from an old Norwegian folk song to a caftan. Each broadside was printed in limited editions of 65 copies or less, and they are all examples of fine printing.

Christmas Poem by Ernest Robson and Marion Robson. [Binghamton, N.Y.] : E. Robson : distributed by The Bellevue Press, c1975.

Call number:  Z 232 .B35 B75 no.14

The Christmas Poem and other broadsides can be seen in the Binghamton University Libraries’ Special Collections (located on the second floor of the Bartle Library), Monday through Friday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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