Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
Illustration from: From Farm Boy to Senator: Being the History of the Boyhood and Manhood of Daniel Webster By Horatio Alger, Jr., New York :J. S. Ogilvie & Company, [c1882] "Is it a story?" -- "No, Daniel; it is the Constitution of the United States."
July 3, 2008
The Book of accidents: designed for young children. New Haven : S. Babcock, Sidney's press, 1831.
June 23, 2008
MS 410 England, [15th century] Indulgence Scroll (in Lat. and Eng.) Parchment roll, 1515 x 165 mm., unevenly trimmed at top and bottom, composed of three membranes segments glued together, the third an addition of the late fifteenth century. Written and decorated area, 1391 x 141 mm. Single bounding lines and guidelines for text (6mm. apart) ruled in lead. Written in gothic liturgical script in brown and red ink.
June 19, 2008
. . . Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock! Scenic postcards from the Beinecke Digital Image database: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/ Balanced Rock, Garden of the Gods, Colorado Canopy over Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Massachusetts
June 16, 2008
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.