Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
From a series of photographs gathered by Langston Hughes of the Club Atenas in Havana, Cuba, 1931. [More photos can be found in the Beinecke Digital Image database (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/). Search for the keywords "hughes cuba". [These calm, enigmatic scenes are also perfect to mark the one year anniversary of the launch of Room 26 - showing the type of curious intriguingly and beautiful material we look for in our collections.]
July 24, 2008
Images of flowers, from a set of lantern slides that accompanied the lecture, "My Life Among the Indians" given in 1941 by Walter McClintock. For more slides, search the Beinecke Digital Images database (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/) for the keywords “WA MSS S-1175 lantern” linnea borealis
July 21, 2008
“Futurismo, definizione”Autograph manuscript definition of futurism and related movements, with corrections, diagrams, and drawings, undated. By Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. From the Filippo Tommaso Marinetti Papers
July 17, 2008
Advertisement from an issue of La revue blanche (#73, June 15, 1896)
July 14, 2008
Illustration from: From Farm Boy to Senator: Being the History of the Boyhood and Manhood of Daniel Webster By Horatio Alger, Jr., New York :J. S. Ogilvie & Company, [c1882] "Is it a story?" -- "No, Daniel; it is the Constitution of the United States."
July 3, 2008
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.