Monday, February 23, 2009

Behold the Bronx Bookmobile!



How amazing it would have been to see this odd vehicle pull up into your town. To service those areas of the Bronx without permanent libraries, the Bronx Traveling Library took to the roads. The first picture above is from 1936, the one below from 1928.



Click pictures for a more detailed view. Pics courtesy, naturally, the New York Public Library

1 comment:

  1. It is great to learn about your blog, and thanks for giving the NYPL props!

    For those readers here who may be interested in seeing more images like this from NYPL, please see http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?keyword=bookmobiles.

    Or visit http://digitalgallery.nypl.org (and try keyword searching "bookmobile").

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