Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Moon at one Meter

Posted in Beinecke Library, Modern General Collection by beineckepoetry on November 8, 2011

A souvenir from the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, an attraction that allowed visitors to view the moon through a giant telescope.

The imagery for the attraction may be related to the Georges Méliès 1898 film “La Lune à un mètre” (or “The Astronomer’s Dream”)

Opened by Censor

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 30, 2010

A souvenir album, enhanced by printed slips, photographs, and seating charts, of R. Grugeon’s service with the Postal Censorship Office in the United Kingdom during World War I.