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Louisiana Bookmobile
Louisiana Bookmobile
TitleLouisiana Bookmobile
TypeImage
Digitized Materialcolor postcard
SubjectLibrary buildings Louisiana
Public libraries
Bookmobiles
DescriptionOn Front: The Bookmobile, Bringing the Library to the People, Louisiana Bookmobile, circa 1950; On Back: Bookmobiles have provided an outstanding social service, bringing the library to the people. The origins of the bookmobile can be traced to British Prime Minister Disraeli, who in 1859 started the first ""books on wheels"" program using horse drawn wagons. Initially called ""travelling libraries"" or ""mobile service, "" the idea was brought to the United States in 1905 by Mary Titcomb of Hagerstown, Maryland. Early bookmobiles, similar to the featured Louisiana Bookmobile, were simple delivery trucks fitted with reversible shelves. SIRS honors America's Public Libraries, including bookmobiles, with this timeless print. This print, the fourth of a limited-edition collection, recognizes the essential role public libraries play in our society.
PublisherALA Archives - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ThemeLibrary Postcards
Sub-themeLouisiana
LanguageEnglish
Work Dimensions-Measurement14.0 x 10.2 cm
MediumPaper
Digital Dimensions-Measurement3239 x 2167 pixels
FormatTIFF
Resolution-Measurement600 dpi
File Size-Measurement21074316 bytes
Resource IdentifierALA0000495
Date Created2008-10-15
CopyrightUnknown
Group-Record97
Sub Group-Record1
Series-Record55
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Archives
CollectionSjoerd Koopman Library Postcard Collection
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