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The New Penelope Cafe and its era in Montreal

The New Penelope Café and its era! Call for memories! Open for just a few years in the late 1960s, the New Penelope Café is legendary in the history of Montreal music and nightlife. It was the first independent concert venue in Montreal to feature important names in 1960s rock, blues, folk and jazz, from Muddy Waters and Frank Zappa to Joni Mitchell and Jesse Winchester. It was also a

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Postcards from Montreal mid 20th century

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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Postcards from Montreal early 1900s

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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Print Augmented Guide

Introduction Augmented reality is the effect of superimposing content over reality by viewing it through a mobile device, or special glasses or other screen. The effect only works if the viewing device knows how to identify a “target” and has an app installed which can then generate the related augmented reality content. Creating an augmented reality artwork is as simple as downloading an app that can relate an image of

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