Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

20 trillion ways to see the world

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on October 18, 2010

A landscape puzzle from around 1830, the 16 cards can be arranged in a myriad of ways
(20,922,789,888,000 to be exact), forming a seemingly endless view.

Below are just three.

Polyorama, ou 20,922,789,888,000 vues pittoresques. Paris: Gide fils, ca. 1830

Rock, Rock, Rock!

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on June 16, 2008

. . .  Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock!

Scenic postcards from the Beinecke Digital Image database:

Balanced Rock, Garden of the Gods, Colorado


Canopy over Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, Massachusetts


Pulpit Rock. Presque Isle, Lake Superior


Sugar Loaf Rock, Mackinac Island


Rooster Rock, Columbia River, Oregon


Witches Rock, Weber Canon, Utah


Arch Rock, Santa Cruz, California

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