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A book is a medium for recording information in the form of writing or images, typically composed of many pages (made of papyrus, parchment, vellum, or paper) bound together and protected by a cover. The technical term for this physical arrangement is codex (plural, codices). In the history of hand-held physical supports for extended written compositions or records, the codex replaces its predecessor, the scroll. A single sheet in a codex is a leaf and each side of a leaf is a page.

As an intellectual object, a book is prototypically a composition of such great length that it takes a considerable investment of time to compose and a still considerable, though not so extensive, investment of time to read. In a restricted sense, a book is a self-sufficient section or part of a longer composition, a usage that reflects the fact that, in antiquity, long works had to be written on several scrolls and each scroll had to be identified by the book it contained. Each part of Aristotle's Physics is called a book. In an unrestricted sense, a book is the compositional whole of which such sections, whether called books or chapters or parts, are parts.

The intellectual content in a physical book need not be a composition, nor even be called a book. Books can consist only of drawings, engravings or photographs, crossword puzzles or cut-out dolls. In a physical book, the pages can be left blank or can feature an abstract set of lines to support entries, in an account book, an appointment book, an autograph book, a notebook, a diary or a sketchbook. Some physical books are made with pages thick and sturdy enough to support other physical objects, like a scrapbook or photograph album. Books may be distributed in electronic form as e-books and other formats.

Although in ordinary academic parlance a monograph is understood to be a specialist academic work, rather than a reference work on a scholarly subject, in library and information science monograph denotes more broadly any non-serial publication complete in one volume (book) or a finite number of volumes (even a novel like Proust's seven-volume In Search of Lost Time), in contrast to serial publications like a magazine, journal or newspaper. An avid reader or collector of books is a bibliophile or colloquially, "bookworm". A place where books are traded is a bookshop or bookstore. Books are also sold elsewhere and can be borrowed from libraries. Google has estimated that in 2010, approximately 130,000,000 titles had been published. In some wealthier nations, the sale of printed books has decreased because of the increased usage of e-books.

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[Medieval book collector sitting at desk, reading]

[Medieval book collector sitting at desk, reading]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Das Narrenschiff. Basel : Johann Bergmann, de Olpe, 11 Feb. (Fastnacht) 1494. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard... More

[Pietro da Montagnana, a Paduan medical teacher surrounded by Greek and Arabic medical books, and three patients waiting to have their urine examined]

[Pietro da Montagnana, a Paduan medical teacher surrounded by Greek an...

Illus. in: Fasciculus medicinae / Johannes de Ketham. Venice : J. and G. de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1495. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 130.

[Knight on horseback - an example of the elaborate ornamentation found in books of calligraphy in the 18th Century]

[Knight on horseback - an example of the elaborate ornamentation found...

Illus. in: Figueiredo, Manuel de Andrade de. Nova Escola para aprender a ler, escrever, e contar. Lisbon, 1722. Reference copy may be in LOT 4397 T. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. ... More

[Beauty holding a book]

[Beauty holding a book]

Print shows a woman, full-length, standing in front of an illustrated screen, holding a book.

[Title page of Diderot's Encyclopedie, vol. 1, with angel amidst books, globes, measuring tools, and other instruments]

[Title page of Diderot's Encyclopedie, vol. 1, with angel amidst books...

Title page in: Encyclopedie ... / Diderot. Paris: Briasson, 1751-1765, vol. 1. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 22.

Observations relative to the manufacture of paper and printed books in the Province of Pennysylvania. [Philadelphia: Printed by Robert Bell, 1773].

Observations relative to the manufacture of paper and printed books in...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 143, Folder 27.

Just published a catalogue of new books, sold wholesale and retail by W. Spotswood, printer & bookseller; Front-Street, West-side, between Market and Chestnut-Streets, next door but one to the Custom-House .... [Philadelphia: W. Spotswood, 178-?

Just published a catalogue of new books, sold wholesale and retail by ...

Catalogue.; Not in Evans.; Imprint 3. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 147, Folder 13.

John Daman, August 7, 1786, Bill of Lading for Books Shipped from London to Thomas Jefferson in Paris

John Daman, August 7, 1786, Bill of Lading for Books Shipped from Lond...

Bill of Lading for Books Shipped from London to Thomas Jefferson in Paris

To the Senate and House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the memorial of the President and directors of the Bank of North America respectfully represents ... Founded on the representation given by the Stock Books of the Ba

To the Senate and House of representatives of the Commonwealth of Penn...

Imprint 1.; On verso: 50930 '04 Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 151, Folder 7.

Books published and sold by W. W. Woodward No. 52 South Second, the corner of Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. February 1810.

Books published and sold by W. W. Woodward No. 52 South Second, the co...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 151, Folder 16.

At Duane's book-store, Pennsylvania Avenue. For sale a collection of books ... [Washington 181-?].

At Duane's book-store, Pennsylvania Avenue. For sale a collection of b...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 191, Folder 9.

[Frontis illus. of books by Mason Locke "Parson" Weems (1759-1825): "he writhes. he gnashes his teeth. on bended knee he curses the author of his ruin" [gambler]]

[Frontis illus. of books by Mason Locke "Parson" Weems (1759-1825): "h...

Illus. in: God's Revenge against gambling ... (Philadelphia, 1812). No reference copies. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Shodana to fuzukue to ume

Shodana to fuzukue to ume

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: Nishikie Surimono. Print has been trimmed and inscribed in ink with the title of a book for ... More

State of New-Jersey. An act for the better preservation of the books and papers belonging to the Legislature of this State. [182-].

State of New-Jersey. An act for the better preservation of the books a...

On verso: Library. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 99, Folder 37.

Kinchaku to kusazōshi

Kinchaku to kusazōshi

Print shows a coin purse and two books, one with a portrait of a man on the cover. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: Shikishi ... More

John Doyle's catalogue of books, by auction, on Wednesday even'g, Nov. 28, 1827 at his store. No. 237 Broadway, Corner of Park-Place ... [New York] E. M. Murden & A. Ming, Jr. Printers, No. 1 Murrary-St.-Corner of Broadway [1827].

John Doyle's catalogue of books, by auction, on Wednesday even'g, Nov....

Imprint 3.; Catalogue of books. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 117, Folder 4.

Inventory of books belonging to the Washington preparative meeting of friends ... Washington, Duncanson, printer. [183-?].

Inventory of books belonging to the Washington preparative meeting of ...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 196, Folder 30.

[Group portrait of an unidentified boy and girl, three-quarter length, seated on upholstered bench, facing front, holding books]

[Group portrait of an unidentified boy and girl, three-quarter length,...

Photographer unidentified. Hallmark: Rinhart 46. Case: metal case with leather insert, variant of Rinhart 90, Source unknown. Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).

[Unidentified woman, three-quarter length portrait, facing front, with bonnet, arm resting on table with tablecloth; books on table]

[Unidentified woman, three-quarter length portrait, facing front, with...

Photographer unidentified. Case: variant of Rinhart 123. Source unknown. Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress).

[Unidentified woman with spectacles, seated beside table with tablecloth, with books and curtain to right]

[Unidentified woman with spectacles, seated beside table with tableclo...

Photographer unidentified. Hallmark: Rinhart 2. Case: front made by LC Conservation Office, 1994; back, flower inside circle surrounded by scroll design. Source unknown. Forms part of: Daguerreotype collection ... More

[Mary Ann Bartlett, three-quarter length portrait of a woman, seated, beside table with books and tablecloth]

[Mary Ann Bartlett, three-quarter length portrait of a woman, seated, ...

Photographer unidentified. Hallmark: Rinhart 2. Case: central floral motif surrounded by scrolls. Accompanying label: Paul's mother. Died May 4, 1901. Transfer; LC Manuscript Division (gift, Mrs. Armistead Pete... More

The Harper Establishment; or How the story books are made, New York: Harper & Brothers, publishers

The Harper Establishment; or How the story books are made, New York: H...

Title page illustration showing entrance to the Harper & Brothers building. Title page Illus. in: Jacob Abbott, The Harper Establishment; or How the story books are made. New York : Harper & Brothers, 1855. Thi... More

View of the office where the magazines and story books are mailed

View of the office where the magazines and story books are mailed

Illus. in: Jacob Abbott, The Harper Establishment; or How the story books are made. New York : Harper & Brothers, 1855, p. 159. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings... More

A map of the county of Pike, Pennsylvania : shewing the location and form of the original surveys with the numbers by which they are designated on the commissioner's books of said county : also the townships, streams, roads, plank roads, railroads, canals, and principal places /

A map of the county of Pike, Pennsylvania : shewing the location and f...

Shows warrant-deed survey areas (numbered). Hand col. with area tints to show township territories. Oriented with north toward the upper left. Prime meridian: "Meridian of Philadelphia". "Entered according to A... More

Books for new members. The House passed, yesterday, a joint resolution to procure such books for the new members as had been purchased for the members of previous Congresses ... John C. Rives. Washington, March 25, 1856.

Books for new members. The House passed, yesterday, a joint resolution...

Books for new members. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 202, Folder 17.

Catalogue of portraits of distinguished persons foreign and American suitable for illustrating autographs, scrap books, &c. for sale by Charles B. Norton. New York 1857.

Catalogue of portraits of distinguished persons foreign and American s...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 122, Folder 21a.

[Unidentified woman resting her arm on a book entitled History of Slavery]

[Unidentified woman resting her arm on a book entitled History of Slav...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Rinhart, no. 141. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Forms part of: L... More

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with musket, knife, and sign reading Victory or Death! atop two books]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with musket, knife, and s...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 2-12. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2015; (DLC/PP-2015:180) More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Forms part of: Lilj... More

City of Boston. Public library. The subscriber hereby gives notice that, in compliance, with the requirement of the fourteenth article of the second chapter of the rules and regulations of the Public Library, all books must be returned on or bef

City of Boston. Public library. The subscriber hereby gives notice tha...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 67, Folder 30.

[Private Silas A. Shirley of Co. H, 16th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, with books and sign reading Victory or Death!]

[Private Silas A. Shirley of Co. H, 16th Mississippi Infantry Regiment...

Photo shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; central oval and scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available... More

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform and C.S.A. belt buckle with cartridge box and percussion cap box, holding a book]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform and C.S.A. belt buckle wi...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Papier mache with mother of pearl; floral design; resembles a book. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at h... More

[Colonel Felix L. Price of Co. I, 14th Georgia Infantry Regiment, in uniform and CS buckle with books] / Rees.

[Colonel Felix L. Price of Co. I, 14th Georgia Infantry Regiment, in u...

Photograph shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; bunches of grapes and scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202) More information about this collection is ... More

The Book-worm painted by C. Spitzweg ; lith. by Thielley

The Book-worm painted by C. Spitzweg ; lith. by Thielley

Print shows a man in a library reading a book atop a library-ladder, with books in hand, between his legs, and under his arm. No. 45474. Title from item. Publication date based on copyright statement on item. S... More

Lieut. F. H. Rogers, Adjutant 1st Battalion, 1st Michigan Cavalry / Brady's National Photographic Galleries, Broadway & Tenth Street, New York & No. 352 Pennsylvania Av., Washington, D.C.

Lieut. F. H. Rogers, Adjutant 1st Battalion, 1st Michigan Cavalry / Br...

Photograph shows portrait of Lieutenant Fordyce Huntington Rogers of Co. G, 1st Michigan Cavalry Regiment, in uniform with book on table. Title from item. Surrogate available as color laser copy in P&P Reading Room.

[Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms with sword and book in front of painted backdrop]

[Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms with sword and book in fr...

Soldiers appear to be related, probably brothers. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Rinhart, no. 108. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at h... More

[Thomas Isaiah Booker in Confederate uniform with Colt navy revolver, book, tin drum canteen, and sign reading Jeff Davis and the South!]

[Thomas Isaiah Booker in Confederate uniform with Colt navy revolver, ...

Photo shows identified soldier from Louisiana from either Co. D, 8th Louisiana Cavalry Regiment; Co. B, 28th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, or Co. B, 29th Louisiana Infantry Regiment. Title devised by Library sta... More

[Joshua Whitten of 45th North Carolina Infantry Regiment seated at a desk with his hand on a book]

[Joshua Whitten of 45th North Carolina Infantry Regiment seated at a d...

Photograph shows tentatively identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-73. Soldier's name from note in case identifying him as "Joshua Whitten, Rockingham Co., N.C." The note is not ... More

[Captain John Wilson of Co. C, 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (Union), in uniform with sword; revolver and book rest on table]

[Captain John Wilson of Co. C, 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (Union),...

Photograph shows identified soldier who was known for being the first Union soldier to plant his regiment's battle flag on the summit of Lookout Mountain during the battle on November 24, 1863. Title devised by... More

[Captain John Wilson of Co. C, 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (Union), in uniform with sword; revolver and book rest on table]

[Captain John Wilson of Co. C, 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (Union),...

Photograph shows identified soldier who was known for being the first Union soldier to plant his regiment's battle flag on the summit of Lookout Mountain during the battle on November 24, 1863.

Leonard & Co. Auctioneers ... We shall hold a sale of books, photograph albums, paper and stationery to the trade and others in Boston, the third week in November ... Leonard & Co. Boston. Oct. 1st, 1863.

Leonard & Co. Auctioneers ... We shall hold a sale of books, photograp...

Handwritten on verso: 1863. Page Order: Leaflet Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 70... More

[Captain William A. Hill of Company D, 4th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, with book on lap]

[Captain William A. Hill of Company D, 4th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, ...

Photo shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; decorative diamond motif surrounded by scrolls design. Title on spine of book appears to be Literary history of the Bible. Written ... More

[Peter Force, full-length portrait, seated at table, facing slightly right, holding a quill pen in his right hand, with books on table and floor] / A. Gardner, photographer, Washington, D.C.

[Peter Force, full-length portrait, seated at table, facing slightly r...

Title devised by Library staff. Revenue stamp on verso. Cancellation dated Sept. 23, 1865. Inscribed in pencil on verso: Peter Force by Gardner. Exhibited: "Alexander Gardner : The War and the West" at the Nati... More

No. 233 Washington Street, (Under the Marlboro' Hotel,) is the cheapest place in Boston, to purchase books, stationery, magazines, photograph & tintype albums, &c ... Lovering, French & Co. [[1866].

No. 233 Washington Street, (Under the Marlboro' Hotel,) is the cheapes...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 72, Folder 20.

[Pages 43 to 45 of "Books for Young People", no illus.]

[Pages 43 to 45 of "Books for Young People", no illus.]

This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Newspapers and magazines; Shelf.

[Pages 43 to 45 of "Books for Young People", no illus.]

[Pages 43 to 45 of "Books for Young People", no illus.]

This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Newspapers and magazines; Shelf.

[Pages 43 to 45 of "Books for Young People", no illus.]

[Pages 43 to 45 of "Books for Young People", no illus.]

This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Newspapers and magazines; Shelf.

This little boy would persist in handling books above his capacity And this was the disastrous result.

This little boy would persist in handling books above his capacity And...

Two panel cartoon showing Andrew Johnson standing on the top step of a step-ladder and lifting a large, heavy book from a high bookshelf; he falls off the ladder and is crushed by the book, the "Constitution of... More

[Ulysses S. Grant, full-length portrait, seated at table with books and top hat, facing right]
That convention or five days a politician , the greatest campaign book of the season

That convention or five days a politician , the greatest campaign book...

General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title information compiled by Junior Fellows, 2005-2017. Sears, Ed. Beard, Frank... More

President Grant's administration. Reduction of the national debt of the United States ... The foregoing is a correct statement of the public debt, as appears from the books and treasurer's returns in the Department at the close of business, Febr

President Grant's administration. Reduction of the national debt of th...

On verso: 89. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 128, Folder 18.

[Illustrations from Horatio Alger books: "Luck and Pluck Books, Second Series" title page showing 3 boys]

[Illustrations from Horatio Alger books: "Luck and Pluck Books, Second...

Reference copy may be in LOT 4442. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Children's Lit.; BI WORKS; Rare Bk. Div.; Children Misc.; Shelf.

Pio Nono prayer books, the standard Catholic prayer books, beautifully illuminated and illustrated books of approved prayers lith. & print. by Th. Kelly, 17 Barclay St. N.Y

Pio Nono prayer books, the standard Catholic prayer books, beautifully...

Print shows an advertisement for the "Pio Nono trade mark" prayer books, showing a bust portrait of Pope Pius IX, right profile. E12336 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Publication date based on copyrigh... More

Histoire populaire des ballons et des ascensions célèbres ...

Histoire populaire des ballons et des ascensions célèbres ...

Advertisement for a book by A. Sircos on the history of ballooning, published in 1876 by F. Roy, with illustrations by Albert Tissandier and a preface by F. Nadar. Includes picture of a balloon in flight and ea... More

P.K. his Kopje

P.K. his Kopje

Gift; Mrs. Peter Grant; 1940; (DLC/PP-1940:008). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Life magazine.

Col. George Grubworm drove up and down the beach

Col. George Grubworm drove up and down the beach

In same frame with CAI - Herford, no. 244 a (A size); this image is at right. No publication information. Gift; Mrs. Peter Grant; 1940; (DLC/PP-1940:008). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Librar... More

Our national coast defenses

Our national coast defenses

No accession number. This catalog record contains preliminary or unverified data from a project done in BRS software, ca. 1985. mm / 860224.

Books that have helped me

Books that have helped me

Gift; Mrs. Peter Grant; 1940; (DLC/PP-1940:008). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: Life magazine.

[Floor plan for the proper storage of books in a library]

[Floor plan for the proper storage of books in a library]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: American architect and building news , vol. 10, no. 299. Boston : J. R. Osgod & Co., Sept. 17, 1881, p. 133 (top image). Fig. 3.

Vient de paraitre, les grandes ascensions maritimes par Wilfrid de Fonvielle, en vente ici

Vient de paraitre, les grandes ascensions maritimes par Wilfrid de Fon...

Advertisement for a book on balloon ascensions written by Wilfrid de Fonvielle and published in 1882 by Auguste Ghio, Paris. Includes picture of a man pulling on a rope attached to a balloon with a passenger in... More

Ben Kile, near Ansley, Custer County, Nebraska.

Ben Kile, near Ansley, Custer County, Nebraska.

summary: Note: This may be Rev. Kile. original size: 6x8

Emerson's study [showing shelves of books, fireplace and desk]
[Imperial Public Library, St. Petersburg, Russia]

[Imperial Public Library, St. Petersburg, Russia]

Photograph shows several levels of book shelves and hanging framed pictures, mostly portraits, at the Imperial Public Library, now National Library of Russia. Title devised by Library staff. Handwritten on moun... More

[Town crier bookplates]

[Town crier bookplates]

Title devised by cataloger. No accession number. Two items in one mat. Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

New books for boys and girls

New books for boys and girls

Poster shows an illustration of children gathered around a list of titles for children's books. Title from item. Signed: Varian. Forms part of the Artist poster filing series (Library of Congress) Promotional g... More

Page from a book written in Greek

Page from a book written in Greek

Title devised. Purchase; Genthe Estate; 1942 or 1943.

[Peggy Lee standing with book]

[Peggy Lee standing with book]

Photograph shows the daughter of Francis Watts Lee and Agnes Lee. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Francis Watts Lee collection (Library of Congress). Accession box no. DLC/PP-2015:052.528

[Peggy Lee sitting with book]

[Peggy Lee sitting with book]

Photograph shows the daughter of Francis Watts Lee and Agnes Lee. Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Francis Watts Lee collection (Library of Congress). Accession box no. DLC/PP-2015:052.530

Alcove containing books on art, showing cabinets for storing photographs

Alcove containing books on art, showing cabinets for storing photograp...

Photograph shows photographs in storage cabinets and books on shelves at the public library in Brookline, Massachusetts. Title from item. Handwritten on recto: "card 91, Brookline Mass. Pub. Lib., 3, 8x10 plate... More

New books

New books

Poster shows a magician, eagle, and woman surrounding a list of books. Artist: William E. Schumacher. Title from item. Forms part of the Artist poster filing series (Library of Congress) Promotional goal: U.S. ... More

Detroit, Mich., 12 Little Phostint Journeys in book-box

Detroit, Mich., 12 Little Phostint Journeys in book-box

Title from jacket. Photograph of boxed sets of postcards. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 043768. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Morning study hour, St. Xavier's Academy, Beatty, PA

Morning study hour, St. Xavier's Academy, Beatty, PA

Photograph shows seven women sitting on benches and three children sitting in the grass reading books under tree lined pathway. No. 1648. Title from item.