Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

A Woman’s Paradise

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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.

Canvassing for Suffrage

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on June 1, 2010

A booklet with printed slips (one of which is filled in) used by canvassers for the Society of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies in the England, circa 1911.

Hen fight!

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on November 10, 2008

An engraved plate by George Cruikshank from a compilation of issues
of “London Oddities or the Theatrical Cabinet”, [London, Hodgson & Co., ca. 1822.]

Knitters!

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on February 1, 2008

and girls’ stunts.

From the diaries of Margaret Mellor.