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No 62 Spring 1998

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The La Trobe Journal

is published by the State Library of Victoria Foundation twice yearly in Autumn and Spring.
Editorial Committee: John Barnes (editor), Sandra Burt (assistant editor), John Arnold, Carol Barnard, Cathrine Harboe-Ree, Yvonne Hurley, Wallace Kirsop.
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Cover: The Poster Maiden, a lithograph from the Troedel Collection (vol. 28, p. 37) in the Picture Collection of the State Library, was designed by W(illiam) Blamire Young (1862-1935), who has been described as a major water colorist in early twentieth-century Australia. Between 1897 and 1899 he worked as the Art Advertising Manager of the Austral Cycle Agency. Advertisements for Swift's bicycles were based on this design (see left). So far as is known, the damaged copy of The Poster Maiden reproduced here is the only copy that has survived. The The work of Troedel & Co., which includes the advertising poster The ‘Eureka’ Patent Rabbit Extractor (vol. 28, p. 16) reproduced on the back cover, is discussed by Olga Tsara in this number of The La Trobe Journal.

The La Trobe Journal
No. 62 Spring 1998


From the Editorial Chair 2
Christine Downer The Picture Collection: Where to from here? 3
Michael D. Galimany Reactive and Proactive: Policies of Photographic Documentation in the Picture Collection, 1978–1998 5
Christine Downer The Language of Flowers: Henry Short's Our Adopted Country 19
Brian Hubber Annotation: Audubon's Birds of America in the State Library 21
Kerry Agnew Realia in the Picture Collection 24
Olga Tsara Troedel & Co.: Master Printers and Lithographers 31
Christine Downer Images of Empire: Sir Henry Barkly's Photograph Album, 1858–1877 39
Mary Lewis ‘The Great Patriotic War’: Notes on Russian Photographs in the Argus Collection 46
John Arnold Library Profile: Augustus Tulk, Gentleman Librarian 54
The La Trobe Journal is edited by John Barnes, assisted by Sandra Burt, and is published twice a year by the State Library of Victoria Foundation.
ISSN 1441-3760