>More Ida Mary

>Nothing bloggable happened today, so I thought that you might like to see some more of my rescued treasure.

… and it’s not even that I was in the right place at the right time … these were destined for the rubbish bin at the Op Shop because ‘no one [ else ] would possibly want them’ and they were only saved because the ‘sorter-outer’ knew that I was after old sheet music to chop up and paint over
It just has to make you wonder what other treasures get binned … and I have to think that if they hadn’t been caught up in a much larger lot of sheet music, that they probably would never have even made it as far as being donated.Let’s face it.
Most people would [ sensibly ] just toss this lot without a second thought.

Some of the ones containing aboriginal themes are both terribly ‘twee’ and completely politically incorrect in the 21st century, but in 1913 it was common, fashionable even, for white artists to appropriate indigenous material, and I don’t imagine anyone gave it a second thought … except perhaps the people whose cultural heritage was being plundered, homogenised, and recycled for sale to White Australia… and no one bothered asking them what they thought of it.


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