Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Game of Medicinal Herbs

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 17, 2011

Jeu d’Herbes Medicinales par Kneipp [Germany, c. 1905]

A board game based on alternative medicine theories promoted by the Catholic priest Sebastian Kneipp (1821-1897) who became known for his herbal remedies.

 



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Schwimm, Schwamm, Schwumm

Posted in Beinecke Library, Modern General Collection by beineckepoetry on May 21, 2009

Illustrated plates from a German primer on swimming.

Carl Purkart, Vorschriften für den Schwimmunterricht (München, 1826)

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The crowd outside the bordello

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on March 24, 2009

A peepshow (or kullisentheater) by Martin Engelbrecht, circa 1750,
showing the exterior of a bordello (Das Bordell).
Hand-colored copper-engraved sheets, made in Augsburg, Germany.

Playing Card sample book (Germany)

Posted in Beinecke Library, Cary Playing Card Collection by beineckepoetry on February 16, 2009

A saleman’s sample book for a line of playing cards produced in Northern Germany, circa the early 1950s.

 

Kaputt-nik!

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on November 18, 2008

Three issues of a radical and far-out magazine, Charlie Kaputt, from Berlin, 1968.

Truth in Advertising

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on February 21, 2008

Posters from Die Deutsche Werbegraphik (Berlin : Verlag Francken & Lang, 1927)

Urban puzzle

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on January 10, 2008

A wood block, lithographed puzzle featuring scenes of world cities.
Publisher unknown, ca. 1880s, possibly made in Germany. 

Money makes the world go around, the world go around, the world go around . . .

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 25, 2007