Portraits of MabelEach year the Friends of the Johns Hopkins Libraries generously designates 20% of member contributions to fund the purchase of special collections materials. The display, located on the main level of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and exhibiting through January 31, presents four selected items from the twelve that were purchased this year.

These selections include Gertrude Stein’s Portrait of Mabel Dodge at the Villa Curonia; the 1924 German periodical Der Sturm; two editions of 1851: or, the Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and Family, Who Came Up to London to ‘Enjoy Themselves,’ and to See the Great Exhibition, a comic novel by Henry Mayhew; and an alabaster peep egg commemorating the Thames Tunnel.

The books will be housed at the Sheridan Libraries special collections locations and are available for use by the Hopkins community.

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