Posted by Laurie Frost on October 12, 2010
This WPA poster for the Illinois library system from the 1930s sent me on a search for “reading books” in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog at the Library of Congress, the source for these images for which there are “no known restrictions” on use.
Artist: Albert M. Bender. LC-USZC2-854
“Dig” / Sadie Wendell Mitchell. 1909. LC-DIG-ppmsca-15753
Chiaroscuro woodcut by Raphael, dated between 1500 and 1530, showing the Cumaean Sibyl reading a book by the light of a torch held by a child.
A.S. Jackson. 1897. The last chapter. LC-USZ62-92176
Adirondack Mountains, N.Y.: Absorbed – man reading by fireplace c. 1888. LC-USZ62-74963
The camp library is yours – Read to win the war
C. B. Buckles. 1917. LC-USZC4-10022
The Story of Harper’s Ferry. 1904. LC-USZ62-63531
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