Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

My Little Pony

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on December 19, 2012

[Baker, J.]. My Pony : A Poem. Philadelphia: Published and sold by Wm. Charles, 1818.


Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on August 12, 2011

Selection of images of rodeo riders from Beinecke collections.
Many more in: WA Photos 314 and WA Photos 58

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Cart | Horse

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on February 1, 2011

Mexican cart in the courtyard or garden of the “Ramona” house in San Diego. Photograph taken by  Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh, 1929 Sept.

One horse picketed. Photograph taken by Walter McClintock, undated

The Great Leap (downwards)

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on May 20, 2010

A letter written on an illustrated flyer advertising Dr. Carver’s High-Diving Horse, Klatawah!, and the Girl in Red, a popular fairground attraction that began in the 1880s and lasted through the mid 20th century, with a changing cast of performers. William “Doc” Carver’s daughter-in-law, Sonora became a fixture on Atlantic City’s Steel Pier, and her memoir became the basis for the film Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken.

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