Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on November 6, 2012

Navigating NYC in Children’s Books: A Whistle-Stop Tour”

A lecture by Pádraic Whyte, School of English, Trinity College Dublin

Thursday, November 8, 2012
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511

(Location is wheelchair accessible)

Free and Open to the Public

From Eloise by Kay Thompson. Illustration by Hilary Knight

The Seven Wonders of The World

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on July 20, 2012

. . . and a sale on China, Glass and Linen Goods.

Postcards given away by Arnstein & Bonn, a dry goods merchant at 3rd Avenue and 56th Street

Lost in the Woods

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on June 7, 2010

Singular Sufferings of Two Friends, who had lost themselves in an American Forest, York, England, C.Croshaw, Coppergate, [c.1801]
A chapbook telling the tale of two travelers who become lost in upstate New York while searching for honey. This narrative, which ends thankfully with both men  – and their plump canine companion – intact, is a pirated excerpt from St. John de Crevecoeur’s Voyage dans la haute Pensylvanie et dans l’état de New-York (1801), and is put to use to illustrate to British readers the dangers, rather than the appeal, of the beckoning North American frontier.

Bikini Girl

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

Issue #3 of Bikini Girl (February 1979), when the L.E.S. was the Lower East Side,
and the Mudd Club was the Mudd Club.
(With paper doll cutouts of Fred and Cindy from the B-52s!!!)

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Window shopping

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on December 18, 2008

From the Beinecke Digital Library


First photo and two photos above: (Van Vechten Photographs) Used with permission of the Van Vechten Trust; the permission of the Trust is required to reprint or use Van Vechten photographs in any way. To contact the Trust email: Van Vechten Trust.

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