Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Agnes Magazine

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on August 26, 2010

A handmade magazine by Gelett Burgess, created for his crush, Agnes Bouchard, while living in London in 1898.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, extra illustrated

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on July 13, 2009

An 1853 edition of Uncle Tom’s Cabin from London, with 100 added illustrations in watercolor by an artist, presumably “Eugene Bauer” by the appearance of his signature next to several images. The detailed and deft characters and objects add a contemporary view of the famous novel by an amateur artist.