September 22, 2012

Vintage Photographs From Inside Famous Libraries

Here collection of vintage photographs from inside 10 famous libraries both at home and abroad. Often more subdued than modern libraries, they seem to hum with wisdom through that black and white film.

The New York Public Library [via NYPL]

London Library post-Blitz, c. 1940. [via]

The Long Room in the Trinity College Library, from Ireland in Pictures, 1898. [via Villanova University Digital Library]

A stereogram of the great hall in the Vatican Library by William Herman Rau. [via Wikipedia]

The Brooklyn Public Library’s children’s room, 1941. [via]

Boston Public Library, 1972. [via Boston Public Library]

The Botany Library in Chicago’s Field Museum, 1912. [via The Field Museum Library]

Cambridge University Library. [via]

The Law Library of the Library of Congress, c. 1895. [via]

Folger Shakespeare Library, 1932. [via Cornell University Library]


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