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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

A broadside or occasionally broadsheet is a large sheet of paper printed on one side only and typically used as a poster to announce some event, proclamation or other matter. It also is used to describe newspapers printed on similarly sized paper.

In the UK, the only national daily newspaper still printed in a broadsheet format is the Daily Telegraph, all the other serious daily newspapers (except The Guardian, which uses the Berliner format) have followed the style of the red tops and are now printed in tabloid format.

Broadsides have been taken by many small presses and publishers as a fine art offshoot of their work.

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