Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
Poster advertising performances of "Blue Jeans," ; 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
Selections from scrapbooks (ca. 1910s) kept by the writer Carolyn Wells, author of, among other titles,: "The Seven Ages of Childhood," "The Happychaps," "Folly in Fairyland," and "Ptomaine Street: A Tale of Warble Petticoat".
September 2, 2008
A theme issue of a French magazine from August, 1923, focusing on the subject of "inversion" or homosexuality.
August 28, 2008
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.