Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Naughty tricks

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on October 26, 2010

Lothar Meggendorfer. Bubenstreiche: ein Verwandlungsbilderbuch. Eßlingen & München: Schreiber, 1899.

One of Meggendorfer’s ingenious moving books, showing the pranks of children.

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.


Snow Fun

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays to all the Tramps and Trinkets, here and abroad.

(Selected images from a saleman’s sample book:
Tramp and Trinkets Abroad and Other Stories 
by Mary C. Crowley, Frances A. Humphrey and others.
Boston: D. Lothrop Company. Copyright 1892
)

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Browlia and Frowlia

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on July 24, 2007

[Unknown juvenile artist. Scrapbook of scenes from the lands of Browlia and Frowlia, ca. 1899]

 The official postage of Browlia

 

One of many curious Browlian beasts – the Lizard of Horlon

 

A limerick about cats