The Great Leap (downwards)
A letter written on an illustrated flyer advertising Dr. Carver's High-Diving Horse, Klatawah!, and the Girl in Red, a popular fairground attraction that began in the 1880s and lasted through the mid 20th century, with a changing cast of performers. William "Doc" Carver's daughter-in-law, Sonora became a fixture on Atlantic City's Steel Pier, and her memoir became the basis for the film Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken.
The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.