Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

A Woman’s Paradise

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 3, 2011

UNION FRANÇAISE DES INDUSTRIES EXPORTATRICES. l’Elegance Francaise. Paris Ateliers d’Impressions et de Cartonnages d’Art, [1940].

A deluxe book showcasing all of the beautiful products a woman can find in Paris. Intended for distribution at the World’s Fair in New York in 1940, this item never made in across the ocean, due to the occupation of Paris in June, 1940. Contributing authors include Marcel Prévost on Robes; Ferdinand Divoire on Chapeaux; Abel Bonnard on Bijoux; and Maurice Rostand on Parfums.

Prison playing cards

Posted in Beinecke Library, Cary Playing Card Collection by beineckepoetry on March 30, 2009

A selection of handmade and delicately stencil-printed playing cards,
made by inmates of Russian prisons, ca. 1980s – 1990s.

Telegram!

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on July 28, 2008

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