Search

Navigation
Blogs
Voices from the Beinecke Library

Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

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
A calendar for the year 1967 created by the artists Klaus Burkhardt and Luitpold Domberger. Featuring 6 optical art silkscreen prints, this work was issued in 26 copies only.
January 24, 2013
An retrospective/homage to the work of Lucio Fontana, reproducing in full his original Manifiesto Blanco from 1946 in which he set forth the parameters for his art movement, “spatialism”. (Fontana, Lucio, Noci G. Le, and Ugo Mulas. Manifiesto Blanco. Milano: Galleria Apollinaire, 1966.)
January 24, 2013

Pages

Subscribe to
Signature Image

New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.

 

Subscribe Subscribe to

Main Topics

Pages

Contact

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
121 Wall Street | New Haven, CT 06511
Campus Map

Tel: (203) 432-2977    Fax: (203) 432-4047

USPS: Mailing Address and Information

email: Ask a Librarian

 

    Instagram

Hours

Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Schedule and Closed Collections Schedule