General Modern Collection

A souvenir album, enhanced by printed slips, photographs, and seating charts, of R. Grugeon's service with the Postal Censorship Office in the United Kingdom during World War I.
September 30, 2010
A portrait of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies from the Llewelyn Davies Family papers.
September 13, 2010
"The sun shines high above The sounds of laughter The birds swoop down upon The crosses of old grey churches We say that we’re in love While secretly wishing for rain Sipping coke and playing games September’s here again September’s here again" - David Sylvian
September 7, 2010
A scrapbook, compiled by William Paxon, an exhibitor at The Great Exhibition of 1851 (The Crystal Palace Exhibition). In addition to flyers and cards gathered at the stalls of fellow exhibitors, Paxon appears to have helped himself to examples of placards that were intended to remain where they were. Paxon, from Hampstead, exhibited a device called the "Lunarian, an improved contrivance for showing phases of the moon."
August 30, 2010
An issue of Whisper from June, 1956, an example of the gossip-fueled tabloids that multiplied in the 1950s, answering (and creating) the American public's thirst for scandals - especially about actors and actresses, and exposés of the underbelly of the middle class. Among such articles about wife-swapping in the suburbs and crime rings for hire, are overtly hostile profiles of gay men, including the pan of Liberace's first starring role in a film
August 9, 2010
Versos of a few framed paintings in the Beinecke Library's collection.
August 5, 2010


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