Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
A collection of death masks in the Beinecke Library. [NOTE: Updated 11-2-07. See below.] H. D. [1886-1961] http://www.imagists.org/hd/
October 30, 2007
German banknotes designed by Herbert Bayer, 1923 See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notgeld and: http://www.geocities.com/Vienna/5373/notgeld.htm and: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Bayer
October 25, 2007
Die Inselwoche, a hectographed newspaper issued by German prisoners of war in an internment camp on Ile Longue, an island off of Brest in France, 1914-1919. Complete with advertisements:
October 22, 2007
New -- An Interview with the Author: Tim Young on Drawn to Enchant (MP3) Little girls with barbells! Dogs using quill pens! Odd looking men fishing for odd looking mermaids!
October 16, 2007
A group of French finger shadow puppets from World War I depicting combatants from many sides, along with requisite tools of engagement: gun, sword, bottles of booze. [Click to enlarge] In action:
October 9, 2007
Images from the papers of Nate Salsbury, co owner with Buffalo Bill of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, beginning with a photo of Nate during his days as leader of the comic-theater troupe the Salsbury Troubadours, before he joined Buffalo Bill in 1885. For a description of the archive see: Nathan Salsbury Papers.
October 6, 2007
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.