Voices from the Beinecke Library

American Lawn

Margaret Anderson (YCAL MSS 265)


Gertrude Stein on the terrace of her villa at Biligin with Pepe and Basket I, photographed by Carl Van Vechten (ZA Van Vechten)


[Eugene O'Neill, wearing striped robe, sitting on lawn, reading, 1931]. (YCAL MSS 123)


Photograph of Ezra Pound reclining in lawn chair at St. Elizabeth's. (YCAL MSS 24)  *


[Photograph of Margaret Canby in a lawn chair with a cigarette, 1929]. (YCAL MSS 187)



Elizabeth Jenks Clark (YCAL MSS 265)


Josephine Herbst. (ZA Herbst)


On the lawn at Newport -- standing: Miss Edgar (Edith Wharton's cousin) and Edith Wharton; seated: Mr. Hoyt Gould, Lucretia Jones (Edith Wharton's mother), and Teddy Wharton, ca. 1884. (YCAL MSS 42)

Beinecke Top Tens gather (approximately) ten related items to give an at-a-glance look at some of the Library's interesting, important, strange, compelling, beautiful holdings. To see more lists, click here: Beinecke Top Tens. To suggest a list subject, contact us: Top Ten Ideas.


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