Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Dick Griffith, Bull Rider

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on May 10, 2010

Dick Griffith, born to a rodeo family in Canton, Oklahoma in 1913
won four consecutive world-championship bull riding titles from 1939-1942.

He stopped in New York to be photographed by Carl Van Vechten in October, 1940.

Photographs by Carl Van Vechten are used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; permission of the Trust is required to publish Van Vechten photographs in any format. To learn more, contact the Curator, Yale Collection of American Literature.

The Boxer, from above and below

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on February 4, 2010

A wooden sculpture “The Boxer Wild Cat”, by Leslie Garland Bolling, ca. 1930.

Liquid accounting

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on July 16, 2009

 H. L. Mencken inscribes a book for Carl Van Vechten and totals the amount of water under the bridge . . .