Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Why is it called Ovaltine?

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 19, 2011

An album of photographs showing the Ovaltine manufacturing plant in King’s Langley in Herfordshire, England (A.Wander Ltd, London & King’s Langley. Views of Works & Offices.  1923.)

Framing in Good Taste

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on May 18, 2011

A bill made out to Alfred Stieglitz for materials and framing of paintings by John Marin.
From the Alfred Stieglitz / Georgia OKeeffe archive.

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Radiotélégramme

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on December 13, 2010

An urgent plea from George Platt Lynes to Monroe Wheeler, on board the S.S. France, February 19, 1927.

From the Glenway Wescott Papers.

Wonder Movies

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

A curious production from the early 1920s intended to mimic motion in a book for young readers. Each “movie” is viewed by turning back successive panels on a scored page to reveal new scenes. While a bit awkward to manipulate, the idea works well enough to entertain and delight.

Wonder movies by Victor M Earle; Illustrated by Benjamin Seielstad
(Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page, 1923).

La Tuies

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on October 9, 2008

A run of issues of a magazine, La Tuies, from Barcelona, 1923-1927.
Edited by Agusti Piraces, this satirical serial tended toward
the outwardly ribald.

Inversions

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 28, 2008

A theme issue of a French magazine from August, 1923,
focusing on the subject of “inversion” or homosexuality.

Party City

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 14, 2008

Montmartre en 1925 by Jean Gravigny
A guide to the high life and low life in a fabled section of Paris in the 1920s.
[Illustrations “de RM” – otherwise unsigned.]

With jazzy illustrations . . .