Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Great Leap (downwards)

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on May 20, 2010

A letter written on an illustrated flyer advertising Dr. Carver’s High-Diving Horse, Klatawah!, and the Girl in Red, a popular fairground attraction that began in the 1880s and lasted through the mid 20th century, with a changing cast of performers. William “Doc” Carver’s daughter-in-law, Sonora became a fixture on Atlantic City’s Steel Pier, and her memoir became the basis for the film Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken.

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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.