Voices from the Beinecke Library

Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

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
. . . (the city, the airport) Two poems by Aram Saroyan from Sled Hill Voices, Goliard Press, 1966.
October 5, 2007
Photographs made for scenes in Le Grand Meaulnes, a coming-of-age novel by Alain Fournier. These scenarios with molded figures were constructed by Louise-Edmée Chevalier and photographed by Laure Albin-Guillot. (1946) Title page: "Assis sur un pupitre, en balançant les jambes, Meaulnes réfléchissait."
October 1, 2007
September 28, 2007


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