Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.
  • Playing Dirty

    May 5, 2008

    Selected images from a collection of novelty baseball postcards, circa 1910 (Call Number: Gen MSS File 359 ).
  • Captain Ginger!

    May 1, 2008

    A set of 5 (out of 6 published) titles in the Captain Ginger series, written by Isabel Anderson and published in 1910 & 1911. (Boston : C.M. Clark). These...
  • Fore-edge

    April 28, 2008

    Fore-edge photograph of a collection of programs issued by the Writer’s Forum reading series at SUNY Brockport, 1968-1975. The collection was complied by poet...
  • Thunder Riders & The Ramblin' Galoot

    April 24, 2008

    Selected posters and lobby advertisements featuring key scenes and lead actors in silent western films, circa 1910-1930. Complete description of the collection...
  • Yawp!

    April 21, 2008

    Selected manuscript fragments from the Walt Whitman Collection ( YCAL MSS 202 ) As in a Swoon Man-of-War Bird Rise Lurid Stars With Husky-Haughty Lips, O Sea
  • la gente grita

    April 17, 2008

    Mural painted by Native American writer Leslie Silko (detail, context) (Uncat MSS 705 Box 11)
  • Little Sunbeams

    April 14, 2008

    … and harried pets. [circa 1890, in the collection of the Beinecke Library as part of a salesman’s sample book, including Young People’s...
  • Oratorical Gestures

    April 11, 2008

    Images of the Delsarte system of expression, popularized in the 1880s and found in the volume: The Popular Entertainer and Self-Instructor in Elocution (...
  • Sweetness

    April 8, 2008

    More printing examples from Die Deutsche Werbegraphik (Berlin : Verlag Francken & Lang, 1927)
  • The Great Mirror of Folly

    April 4, 2008

    An image of John Law as Don Quixote, from the volume: Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid , Amsterdam, 1720, the focus of a conference to be held at Yale...