Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Library at Mount Vernon, Virginia

[LIB0194] - The Library contains many of George Washington's books, with his own book plates in them; also a map of Mount Vernon, carefully platted by himself. The globe and the clock are original. From a watercolor by F.J. Mayfield. [From the back of the card]

Founders Memorial Library, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

[LIB0193] - NIU's $13 million Founders Memorial Library holds one of the largest collections of books, periodicals and micro-documents in Illinois. Materials are arranged by Subjects into nine basic cluster areas, [From the back of the card]
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Lee Circle, Showing Library and Shriners Temple, New Orleans, Louisiana

[LIB0192] - Robert E. Lee Circle with the heroic statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in the center, more than 100 feet high and made by the sculptor Boyle, at a cost of $40,000. To the right of the picture is the Public Library. This spot was known as Tivoli Circle before the monument was erected in 1883. [From the back of the card]
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Hunter Library, Western Carolina College, Cullowhee, NC

[LIB0190] - View facing north across Memorial Stadium, with Scott's Creek Balsam Mountain range in background far right.
WCC is a four-year college, co-educational, supported by the State of North Carolina; liberal arts, teacher education, master of arts degrees. [From the back of the card].

Friday, August 27, 2010

Public Library, Pontiac, Michigan


1950s Nashua Public Library, New Hampshire


Library, New Haven, CT


Library, Doylestown, PA

A reproduction of a vintage post card shows the library of the Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This item is of archival quality, high resolution, it has been retouched, recolored in areas, cropped and enhanced. This assures that your item will print with the highest quality possible. Because this is a vintage image, there may be slight imperfections.


The Library: An Illustrated History

Postcards from the Russian Revolution

The Library, Abbotsford, Scotland

A reproduction of a vintage post card shows Abbotsford, a historic house in the region of the Scottish Borders in the south of Scotland, near Galashiels, on the south bank of the River Tweed. It was formerly the residence of historical novelist and poet, Walter Scott. This item is of archival quality, high resolution, it has been retouched, recolored in areas, cropped and enhanced. This assures that your item will print with the highest quality possible. Because this is a vintage image, there may be slight imperfections.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Library, Eastern Star Home, Oriskany, New York

[LIB0178] - Library in the Infirmary Building of the Eastern Star Home in Oriskany, NY. Located mid-way between Utica and Rome on Route 69. [From the back of the card]
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1970 Majestic Lions, Public Library, New York City, NY

[LIB0177] - Two majestic lions guard the main entrance of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. A privately financed reference library, it is second in size only to the Library of Congress. It has been designated a City Landmark. [Back of the card]
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Exhibition Room, The Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park, NY

[LIB0176] - The Library will serve as a depository for the historical material, personal papers and books accumulated by Franklin D. Roosevelt during his long service in Public Office.

The Library was established as an agency of the U.S. Government by a joint resolution of Congress approved July 18th, 1939. [Back of the card].
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Lyndon Baines Johnson Library, University of Texas, Austin

[LIB0175] - Library Architects:
Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. Partner-in-charge: Gordon Bunshaft.
Also, Brooks, Barr, Graeber, and White. Partner-in-charge: R. Max Brooks.
Read and see more about this library here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Public Library, Henderson, Kentucky

[LIB0171] - For one hundred years, folks traveling south on Main Street in Henderson have been admiring the white limestone and towering columns of the Henderson County Public Library. This institution first opened its doors to the public on August 1, 1904, after years of hard work by the publisher of the Henderson Journal, Edward Jonas. Mr. Jonas first began his campaign to bring a library to Henderson over a game of golf with the well-known philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. Mr. Carnegie agreed to give the community the funding needed to build the library, if the community would purchase a suitable lot and would enact a tax that would cover the expenses related to running a library. It took Mr. Jonas until 1902 to get the backing of the local government, but soon things began to fall into place. Read more here.
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1911 Library, El Paso, Texas

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Public Library, Bath, Maine

[LIB0160] - The Patten brothers, George and John, were generous subscribers to the Patten Library Association, which was founded in 1847. The subscription library kept its collection in rented rooms and later a donated house until Galen C. Moses gave $10,000 for the construction of a new library building, with the stipulation that its use be free to all Bath citizens.

Construction began in 1889 on the new library, designed by George Harding, and was completed in 1890, at a total cost of $15,000. An Open House was held January 1, 1891, for all to attend. Read more here.

Charles B. Phillips Library, Aurora College, Aurora, IL

[LIB0159] - Architectural rendering by C.C. Briggs, Peoria, Illinois. Aurora College is an accredited senior college of liberal arts, related to the Advent Christian Church, also serving many other students. The Library, scheduled for completion in 1962, was the gift of Mr. Charles B. Phillips. The Hall of Science is named in honor of President Theodore Pierson Stephens. [from the back of the card]
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1967 State Library, Hartford, CT

[LIB0158] - State Library and Supreme Court building, Hartford, Conn. is located opposite the State Capitol. This building houses the Colonial Charter granted by Charles II, and many other historical items. [from the back of the card].
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Diane's Gallery Library, Palais de Fontainebleau, France

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Baker Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH in winter


Monday, August 16, 2010

Carnegie Public Library, Hendersonville, NC

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1910 Iowa Masonic Library, Cedar Rapids, IA

[LIB0147] - "It has been suggested to me that if a certain amount of the funds of the Grand Lodge should be set apart each year, for the purpose of procuring books for the Grand Lodge, a very respectable Masonic Library might thus be collected without the amount expended being felt by the Grand Lodge. This seems to me a subject worthy of your consideration."

The foregoing paragraph, which was our first official pronouncement on the subject of a Grand Lodge Library, is taken from the address of Oliver Cock, Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Iowa (then still a Territory), at the second Annual Communication, opening at Iowa City on January 6, 1845. (In the Proceedings for 1850 we find that the above suggestion came from our first Grand Secretary, Theodore S. Parvin.) - Read more here.
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Carnegie Library, Enid, Oklahoma

The need for a new library building encouraged city leaders to seek a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation. In 1908 a grant of $25,000 was accepted and the site at 402 North Independence was purchased. The Enid Carnegie Library officially opened August 1, 1910. In the 1920s and 30s, the library struggled with funding and building repairs. In 1938, Mrs. Amy Carl organized a Friends of the Library group, which helped contribute materials and funds to the struggling library. Read more here!
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1920s Public Library, Rockland, Maine

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c1905 The Richards Free Library, Warrensburg, NY

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The Litheau Library, Augusta, Maine


1940s Public Library, Easton, PA

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