Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.
  • Scrip-o-philia

    February 26, 2013

    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...
  • Listening to Paper

    February 20, 2013

    In her essay “Listening to Paper,” Room 26 Student Assistant Charlotte Parker, Y13, considers the Archive. Read the full text at These Fifty States (issue 2...
  • Little Help?

    February 19, 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...
  • Bother the Men!

    February 15, 2013

    A song from 1878 satirizing the women’s rights movement. More information here:
  • Limehouse Print Shop

    February 4, 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...
  • Op Art Kalendar

    January 24, 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...
  • Fontana’s White Manifesto

    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...
  • New Student Research

    January 2, 2013

    Liana Epstein, Yale College Class of 2014 “The Great American Writers’ Cookbook” written for Professor Stuart’s Fall 2012 English 121 class: Writing...
  • My Little Pony

    December 19, 2012

    [Baker, J.]. My Pony : A Poem. Philadelphia: Published and sold by Wm. Charles, 1818.