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Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

A graphic vocabulary list intended for "sourds-muets" (deaf-mutes) printed in Nancy, France, in 1830.
September 25, 2008
A guide for producing street theater, ca. 1970 with guidance on the various uses of masks:
September 22, 2008
From the Beinecke Digital Images Online database:  http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/   Title Key to private, sound-proof room in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. Author Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881. Place of origin n.p. Date undated Physical Description 1 object. 9 cm. Genre/Form Artifacts
September 19, 2008
Poster advertising performances of "Blue Jeans," [1900]; an actual buzz saw appeared on stage in "The Thrilling Saw Mill Scene." This was the first play to include a scene in which a character in a mill is rescued in the nick of time from being killed by a buzz saw, a scene which was to become a cliché of American melodramatic theater.
September 16, 2008
A self-explanatory guide to trapping birds and game, England, ca. early 19th century.
September 11, 2008
IN: Records of waybills : [California], 1862 Mar 2-1863 Oct 30. 
September 8, 2008
An issue of Black Mask from January, 1967 [not cited in Greil Marcus's "Lipstick Traces"]  
September 4, 2008

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