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EXHIBITION CLOSING PARTY How is a Book? and Multitudes: A Celebration of the Yale Collection of American Literature, 1911 – 2011 Friday, September 23, 2011 at 5:00
September 23, 2011
Pages from Elizabeth Peabody's Universal History: Arranged to Illustrate Bem's Charts of Chronology. New York: Pub. for the author by Sheldon and Co, 1859. A system for charting historical events on a grid (representing historical periods, arranged chronologically); squares, divided into 9 parts each, to represent distinct categories of historical events; and colors, to show different "Nations".
September 2, 2011
Pages from issues of handmade juvenile publications, The Lantern, created by 8-year-old Frederic Gerrish of Portland, Maine, 1853-1859.
May 27, 2011
Gelett Burgess's song about The Goops, 1900.
April 7, 2011
November, 1930 from The Pooh calendar: verses by A.A. Milne ; decorations by E.H. Shepard (New York: E.P. Dutton & Co. [1929]
November 5, 2010
Lothar Meggendorfer. Bubenstreiche: ein Verwandlungsbilderbuch. Eßlingen & München: Schreiber, 1899. One of Meggendorfer's ingenious moving books, showing the pranks of children.
October 26, 2010
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

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