Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Loie and who?

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 7, 2008

Loie Fuller

 and ???


From a collection of  photographs of theatrical performers by Napoleon Sarony, ca. 1870-1890.

Hats on a shelf; Chairs on a porch

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on July 24, 2008

From a series of photographs gathered by Langston Hughes of the Club Atenas in Havana, Cuba, 1931.
[More photos can be found in the Beinecke Digital Image database ( Search for the keywords “hughes cuba”.

[These calm, enigmatic scenes are also perfect to mark the one year anniversary of the launch of Room 26 – showing the type of curious intriguingly and beautiful material we look for in our collections.]