Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
A comic image from a special edition of a French magazine from 1902, focusing on the folly of the stock market.
March 5, 2009
Enciclopedia de la Infancia, a complete run of a little-known periodical published to educate children by the director of the Escuela Normal Mercantil in Valparaiso, Chile in 1857. The editor, Enrique M. de Santa Olalla, appears to have produced the majority of each issue by hand.
February 26, 2009
View 25 illustrated book covers from the Beinecke Library's collection Lesbian Pulp Novels By Anastasia Jones (PhD candidate, Yale Department of History)
February 23, 2009
Hand colored lobby cards advertising the 1922 Warner Brothers production of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned "She fed on her popularity and was disposed to like many men" *** "Gloria constantly broke engagements -
February 19, 2009
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
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.