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Out of the Archive: Local Gems on View Exhibition

Posted on Monday 27 February 2023

The Mosman Local Studies Collection is a research collection comprising historic materials dating from the 19th century up to the present day.

While a large amount of the collection has been digitised and uploaded to Trace: the Mosman online digital archive there is a great deal of historic ephemera, realia and memorabilia that cannot be digitised and which also tells Mosman’s unique story.

Treasures such as etched glass street signs from 1900, postcards from local artist, Margaret Preston to her Mosman upholsterer while on her world travels, an 1890s real estate advertising sign, an artist sketchbook and palette, a 1920 model tram, illuminated presentations, a plaster portrait bust, photographic sketchbooks and a British Empire Medal.

The exhibition illustrates the synchronicity of Local Studies with a display of photographs donated by descendants of a Mosman resident. These two donations were made within weeks of each other by distant cousins who were not aware of the existence of the other donor.

This exhibition is a great opportunity to view some amazing rare Mosman treasures.

An Australian Heritage Festival event

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