Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Sun-Cure

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on February 8, 2011

A view of a tuberculosis sanitarium for children at Groslay (Northern France) during World War I.
From the Edith Wharton Papers.

Opened by Censor

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 30, 2010

A souvenir album, enhanced by printed slips, photographs, and seating charts, of R. Grugeon’s service with the Postal Censorship Office in the United Kingdom during World War I.

Ombres chinoises

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 9, 2007

A group of French finger shadow puppets from World War I depicting combatants from many sides, along with requisite tools of engagement: gun, sword, bottles of booze.

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