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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Posted in Beinecke Library, Cary Playing Card Collection by beineckepoetry on January 14, 2011

The key card for the game of: Robert le Diable: Jeu des Mariages. France, circa 1820.

Jeu des 7 Grandes Routes

Posted in Beinecke Library, Cary Playing Card Collection by beineckepoetry on November 1, 2010

Images of a 1956 card game tracing the major automobile routes around France.
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