Friday, June 24, 2005

Beinecke Library at Yale

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is a treasure trove of images. I'll show you some samples from searches I've done. My thumbnails will take you directly to that image but if you use their search engine you will find many more. Using their "Click to Zoom" feature will produce the highest resolution of the images.
Search for Peter Pan found three pages of thumbnails
Mermaid paper dolls

Peter Pan poster

Search for illustrator Maginel Wright Enright found 8 illustrations
from the book Policeman Bluejay by Laura Bancroft
"Peep! Peep! Peep!" Cried the baby goldfinches

Search for playing cards turned up 6 pages of thumbnails
Queen of Swords

The Moon

Search for Illustration found this poster
"The Prodigal Son," illustration for God's Trombones


  1. fun stuff meggiecat - as always!

  2. oh Meggiecat, I have just spent the last hour looking at some wonderful things, many thanks !!!

  3. Anonymous1:36 PM

    Some more fun searches....

    Noh Mask
    Hand Puppet


  4. Playing cards! Another of my myriad interests...I have several packs of Tarot cards, but I am not sure if it would be breaching any copyright laws if I put them on my blog? But I do have several thousand swap (playing) cards in my collection, and most of them would be far too old now to attract attention from lawyers! What do you think, Meggie Cat - would you like to see some of my swappies? Lots of crinoline ladies!

  5. Crinoline Ladies? YES, I would love to see them!

  6. OK, Watch my Space! (or should I say blog). Hey I love the sound of that program you describe, for items that are too big to scan. I could use that to put some of my tablecloths on my blog!

  7. They are there now, Meggie Cat - enjoy!


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