Vladimir Nabokov

NABOKV-L post 0024547, Wed, 4 Sep 2013 16:20:30 -0300

[QUERY] Profile in VN's harvard cabinet
There's always something intriguing for a historically-minded Nablers to investigate, given the adequate tools for that.

While I was organizing images, I came across one of his cabinet at Harvard (already posted to the VN-L). It may be retrieved at
The so-called Nabokov Genitalia Cabinet in his former office in the Harvard University Comparative Zoology department. (photograph from The Rarest of the Rare: Stories Behind the Treasures at the Harvard Museum of Natural History by Nancy Pick and Mark Sloan)IN A CABINET AT HARVARD: THE REMAINS OF NABOKOV'S BUTTERFLY OBSESSION by Laetitia Barbier, July 09,2013. http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/nabokovs-butterflies-at-harvard

My attention was caught by a box over which it seems that a postcard-size reproduction of a feminine profile has been glued on.
Has anyone written about this image and is there a story behind it? (see below the shelf where the box rests)?
Whose idea was it to designate the cabinet as "Nabokov's genitalia cabinet"?

Search archive with Google:

Contact the Editors: mailto:nabokv-l@utk.edu,nabokv-l@holycross.edu
Visit Zembla: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/nabokov/zembla.htm
View Nabokv-L policies: http://web.utk.edu/~sblackwe/EDNote.htm
Visit "Nabokov Online Journal:" http://www.nabokovonline.com

Manage subscription options: http://listserv.ucsb.edu/