Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Fuli, Kimbo, Saby, and Marqu

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection, James Weldon Johnson Collection by beineckepoetry on August 22, 2009

Pen-and-Ink drawings of the so-called Amistad prisoners, Africans, who,¬† after being abducted from their homeland, revolted and took control of the slave ship transporting them, killing many crew members. The drawings were made by New Haven resident William H. Townsend, while the captives were awaiting trial. More information and images of the complete collection can be found in the Beinecke’s Digital Library: Drawings of Amistad Prisoners

Fuli

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Kimbo

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Saby

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Marqu

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Town Tarrydiddles

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 17, 2009

An amateur newspaper, done in manuscript, from 1882. The authors, Guy and Thomas Berry Cusack-Smith, recount the social and sporting goings-on in their neighborhoods in Eccleston Square, London, and in West Sussex.
Included are drawings, puzzles, and rhymes. Sir Thomas Cusack-Smith was later Consul General for Samoa.

Mess kit

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 10, 2009

An artist’s book/kit/agit-prop piece against the Vietnam War.
Mess kit by William Ogue Mustill (San Francisco : Nova Broadcast) 1971.

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Martha Becker Finney

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 6, 2009

New works by writer/artist/designer/architect/sculptor  Martha Becker Finney.

The Beinecke Library holds an extensive collection of her hand-made limited editions and prints.

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Dance, Dance, Revolution!

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