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Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Scrapbooks kept by Jack Lamb, world-famous bass and fly-fisherman, who was said to have fished every day for 17 years, straight. Lamb was hired by Gulf Oil Co. to travel and lecture around Texas and Louisiana. The 13 scrapbooks, ranging between 1933-1943 document his career as a professional sportsman and as a commercial photographer, focusing on sports, wildlife, and car crashes.
January 24, 2008
Words by Noble Sissle and music by Eubie Blake, Didn't the Angels Sing, NY: Leo Feist, Inc., 1968.
January 21, 2008
...a dog named Basket A portrait by Marie Laurencin of Basket II, Gertrude Stein's and Alice B. Toklas's poodle (admired by curator Tim Young).
January 17, 2008
It's called the moon. ASTRONOMIA [card game] / LONDON / PUBLISHED BY F.G. MOON, 20, THREADNEEDLE STREET / 1829
January 15, 2008
A wood block, lithographed puzzle featuring scenes of world cities. Publisher unknown, ca. 1880s, possibly made in Germany. 
January 10, 2008
From La Cocotologie: Notes pour un Traité by Miguel de Unamuno (Paris, 1946). A detailed philosophical essay on origami, with engravings by Gérard Angiolini. (Translated into French, after the 1902 Spanish original in Unamuno's Amor y Pedagogia, a satirical novel on the excesses of positivism.)
January 7, 2008
La famille quatre cents coups A surrealist artist's book by Claude Roy [1954] Cover stars: A layout with overlay: and without:
January 2, 2008

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