Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Gertrude in repose

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on April 26, 2012

On view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, through June 3, 2012: The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde.

Gertrude Stein in the Luxembourg Gardens, 1907.

Ogden Nash on Gertrude Stein

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on January 24, 2011

Ogden Nash’s “They Don’t Speak English in Paris”, ca. 1935, with his reactions to the increasing
fame and acceptance of Gertrude Stein’s writing (including a crude reference to the all African-American cast
of “Four Saints in Three Acts”)

Ads, Ads, Ads . . . or “Have you learned about mouth-happiness?” (courtesy of Spud cigarettes)

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on November 30, 2010

Advertising pages from the September 11, 1933 issue of TIME Magazine, which featured a profile of Gertrude Stein.

Invitation pour deux personnes

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on October 28, 2010

. . . which would mean both Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas.

An invitation sent to the couple by Pablo Picasso in 1924.

Visit the Beinecke Library digital library to view what he sketched on the verso.

Key Words

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on September 19, 2008

From the Beinecke Digital Images Online database:
 http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/

 

Title
Key to private, sound-proof room in Cheyne Walk, Chelsea.
Author
Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881.
Place of origin
n.p.
Date
undated
Physical Description
1 object.
9 cm.
Genre/Form
Artifacts

 

Title
[Key to Kensington Gardens].
Date
[ca. 1902]
Physical Description
1 key
metal
10 cm.
Note
Soon after the publication of “The Little White Bird” Barrie was given a private key to Kensington Gardens by the Duke of Cambridge, Ranger of the Gardens.
Summary/Description
Engraved J.M.B.
Subject
Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937.
Genre/Form
Artifacts

 

Note
Stein, Gertrude
Part of
Key 1945  
Call Number
YCAL MSS 76
Folder or box number
163
4300

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What a {fisher} man!

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on January 24, 2008

Scrapbooks kept by Jack Lamb, world-famous bass and fly-fisherman,
who was said to have fished every day for 17 years, straight.
Lamb was hired by Gulf Oil Co. to travel and lecture around Texas and Louisiana.
The 13 scrapbooks, ranging between 1933-1943 document his career
as a professional sportsman and as a commercial photographer,
focusing on sports, wildlife, and car crashes.

Fishing in Barton Springs.

 

 

Scrapbook cover.

 

 

 

Note Will Rogers’ free-flowing, almost Steinian writing style.