Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

A Home in Dutch Flat, California

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on July 24, 2012

The Lantern – part 1

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on May 27, 2011

Pages from issues of handmade juvenile publications, The Lantern, created by 8-year-old Frederic Gerrish of Portland, Maine, 1853-1859.

Tune in again later for the tale of John Carty . . .

Sea of Japan

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on January 12, 2010

Pages from a unique book of 121 mounted seaweed specimens from the Sea of Japan [collected, possibly by Lauriston B. Hardin, on the Perry Japan Expedition, 1853-55].

The Infant’s Encyclopedia

Posted in Beinecke Library, Modern General Collection by beineckepoetry on February 26, 2009

Enciclopedia de la Infancia, a complete run of a little-known periodical published to educate children by the director of the Escuela Normal Mercantil in Valparaiso, Chile in 1857.
The editor, Enrique M. de Santa Olalla, appears to have produced the majority of each issue by hand.