Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
Eartha Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008), photographed by Carl Van Vechten on October 19, 1954.
January 7, 2009
A slightly belated Happy New Year from Room 26, with some suggested resolutions at the end. Items from a group of ephemera from the P.C. Darrow Printing Co., Chicago, Illinois, circa 1890-1910.
January 4, 2009
Examples of lottery tickets issued to support the Revolutionary War.
December 30, 2008
Happy Holidays to all the Tramps and Trinkets, here and abroad. (Selected images from a saleman's sample book: Tramp and Trinkets Abroad and Other Stories by Mary C. Crowley, Frances A. Humphrey and others. Boston: D. Lothrop Company. Copyright 1892)
December 25, 2008
Shopping for modern home furnishings in the Beinecke Digital Library (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/)
December 22, 2008
From the Beinecke Digital Library (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/)
December 18, 2008
A marvelous volume from a genre of speculative lunar travel around the turn of the 20th century: Ville D'Avray, A. de. Voyage dans la lune avant 1900. Paris: Librairie Furne, Jouvet & Cie, 1892. Starring M. Baboulifiche and his manservant, Papavoine:
December 15, 2008