The New York Public Library Through the Years

Black and white photograph sitting at a desk with a long line of children dressed in 20th century fashion.
Black and white photograph of the exterior of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Early 20th century cars, a double-decker bus, and a horse-drawn carriage are outside.
Black and white photograph of a crowd on the steps of the Schwarzman Building. A sign of a cartoon soldier reads: Books wanted for our men in camp and over there. 
Black and white photograph of two men in wheelchairs each smiling and holding a book. A woman with a library cart stands beside them.
Black and white photograph of a mixed-race group of children in early dress reading in a library.
Black and white photograph of a library room packed with young adults. A caption notes: Student attendance is over 50,000 annually.
Black and white photograph of four women sorting through a library cart and stacks of books.
Black and white photograph of a woman wearing a headband light offering another woman a similar device.
Black and white photograph of a line of children outside a bus filled with books.
Black and white photograph of four children reading at a circular table.
Chatham Square Library, 1911
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Central Library at 42nd Street, ca. 1911
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World War I Book Drive on the plaza of the Central Library, 42nd. Street, ca. 1916
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Outreach to Post-Graduate Hospital, 1923
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Children's Reading Room in 135th Street Library, 1926
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College students using the Bronx Reference Center in Fordham Library (now Bronx Library Center). 1938
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Library staff shelving books in Port Richmond Library, Staten Island, 1947
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Library staff conducting stack maintenance, 1948
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The New York Public Library Bronx Bookmobile, ca. 1950s
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Children's Room in St. George Library, Staten Island
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