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.

A Woman of Genius

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on April 21, 2011

Dust jacket for: A Woman of Genius by Mary Austin, Doubleday, Page & Company,1912.

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Survivor

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on April 14, 2011

Mahala Dutton Benedict Douglas (1864-1945) photographed by Carl Van Vechten, New York, November 22, 1935.
Douglas survived the sinking of the Titanic. Her husband, Walter Donald Douglas, an heir to the Quaker Oats Company, went down with the ship, April 14-15, 1912

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.

Telephone Girls, the Algonquin Hotel

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on September 18, 2009

A Carl Van Vechten portrait from July 9, 1937.

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.

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