Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
Poets' corrected manuscripts and working drafts H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), "Helios" (YCAL MSS 24) ***
April 6, 2009
Phillis Wheatley, An Elegiac Poem: on the Death of that Celebrated Divine and Eminent Servant of Jesus Christ, the Reverend and Learned George Whitefield..., [Boston: Ezekeil Russel, 1770]. (JWJ Zan W56 +77OE; view all images in this set)
April 2, 2009
A selection of handmade and delicately stencil-printed playing cards, made by inmates of Russian prisons, ca. 1980s - 1990s.
March 30, 2009
From a series of postcards by Kenward Elmslie And a note from Georgia O'Keeffe to Alfred Stieglitz
March 26, 2009
A peepshow (or kullisentheater) by Martin Engelbrecht, circa 1750, showing the exterior of a bordello (Das Bordell). Hand-colored copper-engraved sheets, made in Augsburg, Germany.
March 24, 2009
From a group of letters from Ludwig Bemelmans to his editor at Viking Press, Pascal "Pat" Covici, sending news of his travels, works in progress, and adventures, ca. 1938-1962.
March 19, 2009
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.