Voices from the Beinecke Library

Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

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:  
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 ( 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 ( for the keywords “WA MSS S-1175 lantern” linnea borealis
July 21, 2008


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