Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

False Stories Corrected

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on January 26, 2009

One tale from an 1822 collection for young readers
intent on disproving such mythic creatures as The Mermaid,
The Harpie, The Centaur, and this fellow, who is well known
in New England (especially this Winter).

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Poetry in the (Fake and Real) News

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on January 22, 2009


Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on January 19, 2009

Dr. J.V. Lauderdale and his family seated on the ground, a blanket with their picnic near them, one daughter holding her doll.

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Katherine Dreier Sketchbooks

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on January 12, 2009

Sketchbooks with drawings by Katherine Sophie Dreier, dating from 1909-1938, YCAL MSS 261 ; related materials can be found in the Katherine S. Dreier Papers / Societe Anonyme Archive, YCAL MSS 101

In Memoriam

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on January 7, 2009

Eartha Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008), photographed by Carl Van Vechten on October 19, 1954.

Additional images of Eartha Kitt are available in the Beinecke’s Digital Collections. Photographs by Carl Van Vechten are used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; the permission of the Trust is required to reprint or use Van Vechten photographs in any way. To contact the Trust email: Van Vechten Trust.

Fine Printing and Resolutions

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on January 4, 2009

 A slightly belated Happy New Year from Room 26,
with some suggested resolutions at the end. 

Items from a group of ephemera from the P.C. Darrow Printing Co.,
Chicago, Illinois, circa 1890-1910.