ART LIBRARIES SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA

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         History of our profession :
 

Pictures from the Past (1908-1950)

 

 

   

Newark Public Library's picture collection and staff in 1908. Photograph courtesy of Newark Public Library.
Newark Public Library staff and teachers select framed reproductions for classroom use, 1908. Photograph courtesy of Newark Public Library. Newark Public Library's Picture Collection in 1937. Patrons browsing picture bins while library staff assemble new mounted pictures. Photography courtesy of Newark Public Library. Patrons looking through binders of photos at the Design Council Archive's lending library of pictures, University of Brighton, 1950. Photograph courtesy of the Council of Industrial Design's Design Archive.
 
   
In what must be an all-time staged photograph, Design Archive staff work in its picture collection, filing and retrieving pictures, and taking orders by telephone, University of Brighton, 1950 Photograph courtesy of the Council of Industrial Design's Design Archive.   The St. Louis Educational Museum's horse-drawn delivery wagon in 1911. Staffers are unloading various objects and lantern slides for use in public schools. Photograph courtesy of the St. Louis Educational Museum, St. Louis Public Schools, Record Center Archive.   St. Louis Educational Museum display room, with teachers perusing available materials, 1911. Photograph courtesy of the St. Louis Educational Museum, St. Louis Public Schools, Record Center Archive.