Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Moon at one Meter

Posted in Beinecke Library, Modern General Collection by beineckepoetry on November 8, 2011

A souvenir from the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, an attraction that allowed visitors to view the moon through a giant telescope.

The imagery for the attraction may be related to the Georges Méliès 1898 film “La Lune à un mètre” (or “The Astronomer’s Dream”)

You Are More Beautiful Than You Think.

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on March 8, 2010

 At least that’s what Jean Dubuffet wanted us to know with his exhibition in 1947.

This poster enters the Beinecke collection along with another wonderful
print marking the publication of Dubuffet’s illustrated version of Jean Paulhan’s Métromanie.

Going Up

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on December 10, 2009

The Eiffel Tower under construction, 1888-1889.

And completed, as seen in 1941.

Admit One (or Two)

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on December 7, 2009

An assortment of tickets in Beinecke Library collections.

A 1000 mile ticket on the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe Railway Company, 1901:

An airplane ticket for Alfred Stieglitz, 1929:

Admission to the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia:

The 1939 Golden Gate Exposition:

And Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, 1900 and 1892: