Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
A scrapbook of mementos, writings and artwork by Willie Paddock who died young, Yonkers, NY, ca. 1860s-1880s.
September 30, 2008
A graphic vocabulary list intended for "sourds-muets" (deaf-mutes) printed in Nancy, France, in 1830.
September 25, 2008
A guide for producing street theater, ca. 1970 with guidance on the various uses of masks:
September 22, 2008
From the Beinecke Digital Images Online database: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/ Title Key to private, sound-proof room in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. Author Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881. Place of origin n.p. Date undated Physical Description 1 object. 9 cm. Genre/Form Artifacts
September 19, 2008
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