Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
A complete run of a men's fashion magazine from 1911.
March 8, 2013
A playing card cut into three sections and used as scrip to be redeemed for one loaf of bread per section. Issued by the Montreal grocer John Hautson.From the catalog of book dealer Bob Gaba:
February 26, 2013
Room 26 Student Assistant Charlotte Parker, Y'13, Considers the Archive.
February 20, 2013
A new acquisition: A game that uses a magnet and a metallic wheel to show a letter that is indexed against sheets of code to predict(?). Perhaps the title on the box can be translated to provide guidance: Verborgener Gedanken Errathende Machine.
February 19, 2013
A song from 1878 satirizing the women's rights movement. More information here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/users/node/8422
February 15, 2013
A variety of items printed on the in-house presses of St. John the Evangelist church, Limehouse, London. The church was destroyed on September 19, 1940, near the beginning of the Blitz.
February 4, 2013