Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
Montmartre en 1925 by Jean Gravigny A guide to the high life and low life in a fabled section of Paris in the 1920s. [Illustrations "de RM" - otherwise unsigned.] With jazzy illustrations . . .
August 14, 2008
Densmore, Yost & Co., The type-writer! : a machine to supersede the pen. New York : Densmore, Yost & co., [1875?]
August 11, 2008
Loie Fuller and ??? From a collection of photographs of theatrical performers by Napoleon Sarony, ca. 1870-1890.
August 7, 2008
Four 17th century broadsides from Beinecke collections. [full records can be found in the Beinecke Digital Library.]
August 5, 2008
A map of novelist Sinclair Lewis's United States, including the imagined state of Winnemac which Lewis describes as "bounded by Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana" (the state appears as the shaded area on this map). Lewis's archive has recently been fully organized and a detailed description is now available online: Sinclair Lewis Papers.
July 31, 2008
From the Beinecke Digital Image database: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex
July 28, 2008
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