A beautiful example of a kindergarten exercise - specifically the 14th of Friedrich Fröbel's "gifts" intended to allow young children free range of play and expression. This 26-panel paper weaving book shows a variety of patterns, including one page with the makers initials and the date of creation. This example is apparently American, from 1892, made by "M. Kistler"
October 21, 2010
A photograph of the first production of Owen Dodson's Divine Comedy, based on the life of the religious leader Father Divine, at the Yale University Theatre, February, 1938.
August 12, 2010
Well, according to our research, Henri Roorda van Eysinga (1870-1925, who often wrote under the pseudonym Balthazar) was a Swiss educator, humorist, anarchist, and pacifist who wrote everything from math textbooks to plays to essays. Hardly known in the US, he is feted in an exhibition at the Musee Historique de Lausanne. Beinecke Library has added a small group of books and a typescript of a play "The League against Stupidity"
June 1, 2009
Les Jeux des jeunes garçons représentés en 25 gravures à l'aqua-tints d'après les dessins de Xavier Le Prince ; avec l'explication détaillée des règles de chaque jeu ; accompagnées de fables nouvelles par MM. Armand-Gouffé, Le Franc, etc. et suivis d'anecdotes relatives à chaque jeu. (A Paris : Chez P.C. Lehuby, [n.d., after 1822?]) Noted as “sixieme edition” in the preface. - Scenes of juvenile ludic life in France in the early part of the 19th century. -
May 18, 2009