Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
Pages from Elizabeth Peabody's Universal History: Arranged to Illustrate Bem's Charts of Chronology. New York: Pub. for the author by Sheldon and Co, 1859. A system for charting historical events on a grid (representing historical periods, arranged chronologically); squares, divided into 9 parts each, to represent distinct categories of historical events; and colors, to show different "Nations".
September 2, 2011
Four volumes of clippings tracing the first 10 years of the creation and promotion of Volapük, a constructed language claimed to have been divinely given to Johann Schleyer, a German Priest.
August 29, 2011
"America's Finest Femme- Mimics" publicity fan from the Jewel Box Lounge, The Most Talked About Nite Club in the Midwest (Kansas City, MO, undated).
August 22, 2011
Lawrence Langner, Fania Marinoff (Mrs. Carl Van Vechten), Eugene O'Neill , Armina Marshall (Mrs. Langner) (ZA Van Vechten) ***
August 18, 2011
Selection of images of rodeo riders from Beinecke collections. Many more in: WA Photos 314 and WA Photos 58
August 12, 2011
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.