Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

In Memoriam

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on September 30, 2008

A scrapbook of mementos, writings and artwork by Willie Paddock who died young, Yonkers, NY, ca. 1860s-1880s.

Christmas in June

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on June 2, 2008

An illustrated writing sheet, printed in London,
filled out with an original Christmas poem
by a young girl named Rebecca Jane Mitchell in New York, 1807.

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.