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Densmore, Yost & Co., The type-writer! : a machine to supersede the pen. New York : Densmore, Yost & co., [1875?]  
August 11, 2008
From the Beinecke Digital Image database: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex  
July 28, 2008
From a series of photographs gathered by Langston Hughes of the Club Atenas in Havana, Cuba, 1931. [More photos can be found in the Beinecke Digital Image database (http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/). Search for the keywords "hughes cuba". [These calm, enigmatic scenes are also perfect to mark the one year anniversary of the launch of Room 26 - showing the type of curious intriguingly and beautiful material we look for in our collections.]
July 24, 2008
A postcard from the Langston Hughes Papers, ca. 1933.
July 8, 2008
Writers at their typewriters. From the Beinecke Digital Image database: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex William Carlos Williams, 1940s Eric Knight, [1942?] H. L. Mencken, 1913
June 12, 2008
Photographs of dancer and choreographer Pearl Primus dancing "Hard Time Blues," her dance based on a folk song about sharecropping by singer Josh White. Primus was well known and widely celebrated for her dance performances based on important African American poems and songs, including "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes and "Strange Fruit" by Lewis Allen. Photographs by Carl Van Vechten, 1943.
May 28, 2008

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