Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
A saleman's sample book for a line of playing cards produced in Northern Germany, circa the early 1950s.
February 16, 2009
Production photographs, film stills, and program from Borderline, an experimental silent film produced in 1930 by Pool Films. Posted in conjunction with the Beinecke Library's current exhibition, Paper Trail: Documenting 20th-Century Film in the Archive (February 9 through March 31, 2009). The exhibition features scripts, notes, photographs, scrapbooks, and printed matter documenting the work of such filmmakers as Boris Kaufman, Mary Ellen Bute, Stan Brakhage, Gerard Malanga, and H.
February 9, 2009
Pages from issues of Rags, a counter-culture fashion periodical, published between June 1970 - June 1971 (San Francisco, Calif. : Rosy Cheeks Publishers) which explored street fashion, alternative designers and production methods, uniforms, and the philosophy of clothing.
February 5, 2009
The cover of an issue of the Spanish anarchist journal from 1937. With an image of the famous poster by Fontsere':
February 2, 2009
A schoolteacher's manuscript exercise book containing a variety of simple and complex mathematical problems, 1806, Pennsylvania. including such all-time favorite as the two travelers starting off from two points of origin traveling as such a speed . . . under the category: "Promiscuous Questions"
January 29, 2009
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.