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Photograph of a page from William Blake's Milton, undated

Photograph of a page from William Blake's Milton, undated

Transcribed from item: "Los and Enitharmon Regard With Horror the Flaming Orc. Blake's Milton. 1804." Item is from the Rosenwald Collection.

First plate of four subjects, for Birch's Philadelphia

First plate of four subjects, for Birch's Philadelphia

Print showing four vignette views on one sheet; upper left, "Franklin Library in 1800", bottom left, "Swedes Church Southwark", upper right, "Pennsylvania Hospital in 1800", and bottom right, "High St. Market H... More

Library (Sansom Street), east of 5th Street

Library (Sansom Street), east of 5th Street

Photograph shows a view of a building labeled "Military Hall" Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with carriages and coaches on the street. Title devised by Library staff. (DLC/PP-1999:126). Forms part of: Marian S. Ca... More

Apprentices' library / A. Anderson sc.

Apprentices' library / A. Anderson sc.

Print shows an elderly man, holding a walking stick, directing two young boys to a library that glows on the top of a hill in the distance. Possibly a membership card or bookplate for Colonel James Anderson's M... More

Catalogue of rare and valuable works on America, for sale by Charles B. Norton, agent for libraries, Appletons' building. New York [n. d.].

Catalogue of rare and valuable works on America, for sale by Charles B...

On verso: 09-83-443.17. 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 134, Folder 67.

[The Library of Congress in the U.S. Capitol Building]

[The Library of Congress in the U.S. Capitol Building]

Photograph of an engraving. Title and date from Ten First Street, Southeast: Congress Builds a Library, 1886-1897 / Helen-Anne Hilker. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1980, p. 60, no. 8.

Roma. Biblioteca Vaticana Anderson

Roma. Biblioteca Vaticana Anderson

Interior of the Vatican Library with arched, decorated ceiling. Photo probably by James Anderson (British, 1813 - 1877). No. 453.

The Peabody Institute at the time of the address of welcome. South Danvers / photographed by W. Snell; L.H. Bradford & Co's. Litho.

The Peabody Institute at the time of the address of welcome. South Dan...

Illus. in: Proceedings at the reception and dinner in honor of George Peabody, esq. of London, by the citizens of the old town of Danvers, October 9, 1856. To which is appended an historical sketch of the Peab... More

[Exterior view of the Boston Public Library] / John Andrew.

[Exterior view of the Boston Public Library] / John Andrew.

Illus. in: Proceedings at the dedication of the building for the Public library of the city of Boston. Boston : prepared and printed by authority of the city council, 1858, opposite p. 163. Title devised by Lib... More

Principal floor

Principal floor

Print shows a floor plan for the Boston Public Library. Illus. in: Proceedings at the dedication of the building for the Public library of the city of Boston. Boston : prepared and printed by authority of the c... More

[Interior view of the main floor of the Boston Public Library] / John Andrew.

[Interior view of the main floor of the Boston Public Library] / John ...

Illus. in: Proceedings at the dedication of the building for the Public library of the city of Boston. Boston : prepared and printed by authority of the city council, 1858, frontispiece. Title devised by Library staff.

First story

First story

Print shows the first floor plan for the Boston Public Library. Illus. in: Proceedings at the dedication of the building for the Public library of the city of Boston. Boston : prepared and printed by authority ... More

Transverse section

Transverse section

Print shows the transverse section view of the Boston Public Library. Illus. in: Proceedings at the dedication of the building for the Public library of the city of Boston. Boston : prepared and printed by auth... More

New library of St. Geneviève / Thomas.

New library of St. Geneviève / Thomas.

Illus. in: Memoirs of libraries: including a handbook of library economy / By Edward Edwards. London : Trübner & Co.,1859, p. 674. Title from item.

Reading-room of the British Museum

Reading-room of the British Museum

Print shows the domed reading of the British Library at the British Museum. Illus. in: Memoirs of libraries: including a handbook of library economy / By Edward Edwards. London : Trübner & Co.,1859, p. 701. Tit... More

Congressional Library, Washington, D.C

Congressional Library, Washington, D.C

On mount: American Series. Title from item. Forms part of the Marian S. Carson Collection at the Library of Congress.

Congressional library in U.S. Capitol, Wash'n, D.C

Congressional library in U.S. Capitol, Wash'n, D.C

Sold only by Underwood & Underwood, Baltimore, Md. ; Ottawa, Kas. Title from item.

Washington., D.C

Washington., D.C

Title devised by Library staff. Title from item.

Library

Library

Congressional Library, Washington, D.C. On mount: Stereoscopic Studies. American Scenery. Title from item. Forms part of the Marian S. Carson Collection at the Library of Congress.

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

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

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Elevation

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Elevation

Architectural drawing shows library for James Lenox as elevation. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100) Forms part o... More

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Elevation

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Elevation

Architectural drawing shows library for James Lenox as elevation. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100) Forms part o... More

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Elevation

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Elevation

Architectural drawing shows library for James Lenox as elevation. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100) Forms part o... More

Biltmore, estate for George Washington Vanderbilt II, Asheville, North Carolina. East elevation

Biltmore, estate for George Washington Vanderbilt II, Asheville, North...

Architectural drawing shows design for house as side elevation. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100) Forms part of:... More

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Interior elevation

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Interior elevation

Architectural drawing shows library for James Lenox as elevation. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100) Forms part o... More

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Plan

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Plan

Architectural drawing shows library for James Lenox as plan. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100) Forms part of: Th... More

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Façade elevation

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Façade elevation

Architectural drawing shows library for James Lenox as elevation. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100) Forms part o... More

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Interior elevation

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Interior elevation

Architectural drawing shows library for James Lenox as elevation. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100) Forms part o... More

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Third floor plan

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Third floor plan

Architectural drawing shows library for James Lenox as plan. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100) Forms part of: Th... More

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Perspective projection

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Perspective projection

Architectural drawing shows library for James Lenox as perspective projection. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100)... More

Lenox Library, New York, New York. First floor plan showing masonry walls

Lenox Library, New York, New York. First floor plan showing masonry wa...

Architectural drawing shows library for James Lenox as plan. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100) Forms part of: Th... More

Biltmore, estate for George Washington Vanderbilt II, Asheville, North Carolina. East elevation

Biltmore, estate for George Washington Vanderbilt II, Asheville, North...

Architectural drawing shows design for house as side elevation. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100) Forms part of:... More

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Façade elevation and plan

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Façade elevation and plan

Architectural drawing shows library for James Lenox as elevation and plan. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:100) For... More

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Perspective projection R.M. Hunt

Lenox Library, New York, New York. Perspective projection R.M. Hunt

Architectural drawing shows library for James Lenox as perspective projection presentation drawing. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; American Institute of Architects / American Architectural Foundation; 20... More

[Lenox Library, New York City. Perspective rendering]

[Lenox Library, New York City. Perspective rendering]

Original architectural drawing, a presentation rendering, showing the Lenox Library on Fifth Avenue in perspective from northwest.

[Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building. Second story showing third tier of alcoves]

[Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building. Second story showing ...

Competition drawing showing second story alcoves, clerks offices, and chart rooms as plan. Inscription: "Plan of second story showing third tier of alcoves" ; "Scale 1/16 in. = one foot" ; "Samuel Sloan, archit... More

Front elevation on Millmont Street

Front elevation on Millmont Street

Illus. in: Dedication services of the Fellowes athenæum and the Roxbury branch of the Boston public library / prepared by the Superintendent of the Public Library. Boston : Fellowes athenæum, 1873, first plate ... More

Architectural drawing for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Floor plan

Architectural drawing for the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Fl...

Competition drawing showing library as plan. UNIT title devised. Library of Congress design competition proposal no. 11 (from Library of Congress Archives, Records of the Library of Congress, Buildings and Grou... More

First  floor

First floor

Print shows the floor plan for the first floor the Boston Public Library, Roxbury branch. Illus. in: Dedication services of the Fellowes athenæum and the Roxbury branch of the Boston public library / prepared b... More

Designs for a memorial library / Mr. W.C. Richardson and Mr. H.G. King.

Designs for a memorial library / Mr. W.C. Richardson and Mr. H.G. King...

Illustration shows a rendering for a library. Illus. in: The Architectural sketch-book, vol. 2, no. 9. Boston : J.R. Osgood & Co., May,1875, plate 1, top image. Title devised by Library staff.

Designs for a memorial library / Mr. R.S. Atkinson and Mr. F.W. Stickney.

Designs for a memorial library / Mr. R.S. Atkinson and Mr. F.W. Stickn...

Illustration shows a renderings and floor plan for a library. Illus. in: The Architectural sketch-book, vol. 2, no. 9. Boston : J.R. Osgood & Co., May,1875, plate 2, top image. Title devised by Library staff.

Loganian Library, 1745-'50

Loganian Library, 1745-'50

Illus. in: Public libraries in the United States of America, their history, condition, and management. Special report, part I. Washington [D.C.] : Government Printing Office,1876, p. 7-8. Title from item.

[The Princeton College Library Building - interior / FSB.   Plan [from Scribner's Monthly]  / H.R. Butler]

[The Princeton College Library Building - interior / FSB. Plan [from...

Illus. in: Library Journal, vol. 2, no. 2, October 1877 / Managing editor Melvil Dewey. New York : F. Leypoldt, c1877, p. opposite p. 54. Title from item.

Extension of library of Harvard College. Ware and Van Brunt architects / Wm. C. RIchardson, del.

Extension of library of Harvard College. Ware and Van Brunt architects...

Print shows sectional views and the floor plan for the library extension Harvard University. Illus. in: American architect and building news, vol. 4, no. 152. Boston : J. R. Osgod & Co., Nov. 23, 1878, opposite... More

Extension of library of Harvard College, Iron details. Ware and Van Brunt architects / Wm. C. Richardson, del.

Extension of library of Harvard College, Iron details. Ware and Van Br...

Print shows architectural renderings of new book shelf construction at the Harvard University library.

Athenaeum library

Athenaeum library

On mount: Rochester and Vicinity. No. 118. Title from item.

[The fountain and Huşrev Paşa Library at the Bostan port] / Lieutenant Colonel of the General Staff, Ali Rıza Bey.

[The fountain and Huşrev Paşa Library at the Bostan port] / Lieutenant...

Photograph may depict the fountain of Mihrişah Valide Sultan. Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 28. In album: Mosques, fountains, mausoleums, and views of Istanbu... More

Sébil à Eyoub et Bibliothèque de Khusref-Pacha / Colonel Ali Riza, opérateur en chef de la Photographie de l'État Major.

Sébil à Eyoub et Bibliothèque de Khusref-Pacha / Colonel Ali Riza, opé...

The public fountain of Mihrişah Valide Sultan and Library of Hüsref Paşa, Eyüp, Istanbul. Title from item. Caption also in Ottoman Turkish.

U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Library

U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Library

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 07342. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

[The interior of the Sultan Beyazıt Public Library] / Abdullah Frères, Phot., Constantinople.

[The interior of the Sultan Beyazıt Public Library] / Abdullah Frères,...

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 5. No. 281. In album: Schools, libraries, student and teacher portraits, Istanbul and environs, Ottoman Empire. Forms part of: A... More

[The exterior view of the Sultan Beyazıt Public Library] / Abdullah Frères, Phot., Constantinople.

[The exterior view of the Sultan Beyazıt Public Library] / Abdullah Fr...

Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 7. On recto: No. 532. In album: Schools, libraries, student and teacher portraits, Istanbul and environs, Ottoman Empire. Forms ... More

The Library Trinity, Cambridge
[Sectional view showing positioning of shelving and reading tables in a multi-floored library]

[Sectional view showing positioning of shelving and reading tables in ...

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 (bottom image). Fig. 4.

[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.

Entrance to Society's rooms

Entrance to Society's rooms

Title on verso: Former entrance to Society's rooms, in 19th Street. (DLC/PP-1935:0022). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Society of Decorative Arts," Cen... More

The library, Old Columbia College

The library, Old Columbia College

Photograph shows exterior of library. Title from item. Library designed by Charles Coolidge Haight. Photograph clipped from unidentified publication. Illus. in: Scrapbook HS M2 in the AIA/AAF Collection, page 1... More

[Patrons reading in the reading room of the University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan]

[Patrons reading in the reading room of the University of Michigan Lib...

Title devised by Library staff. Designed by Van Brunt and Howe, 1880-1883.

Mr. Whistler's "ten o'clock." Prince's Hall, Piccadilly. On the evening of Feb. 20 Carriages at 11. Tickets can be obtained at all the libraries.

Mr. Whistler's "ten o'clock." Prince's Hall, Piccadilly. On the evenin...

Advertisement for James McNeill Whistler's lecture on his theories about art; includes his butterfly device. Title from item.

Sketch plan

Sketch plan

Illustration, a detail from drawings entitled "The Converse Memorial Library, Malden, Mass.", by E. Eldon Dean - shows the library's floor plan, drawn to scale. Illus. in: American architect and building news ,... More

[Floor plan for a small library]

[Floor plan for a small library]

Illus. in: Library Journal, vol. 10, no. 9-10, Lake George Conference Number, September - October,1885. New York : [American Library Association], 1885, p. 253. Title from item.

The Dayton Public School Library / Burns, del. ; Peters & Burns, architects, Dayton, O.

The Dayton Public School Library / Burns, del. ; Peters & Burns, archi...

Print shows exterior view of the library and includes a floor plan of the library drawn to scale. Title from item. Illus. in: American architect and building news , vol. 19, no. 528. Boston : J. R. Osgod & Co.,... More

Ground plan and sketch of Rindge Public Library reading room

Ground plan and sketch of Rindge Public Library reading room

Title from item. Reprinted from the Cambridge [Mass.] Tribune. Illus. in: Library Journal, vol. 12, no. 12, December, 1887 / editors C.A. Cutter, R. R. Bowker. New York : [American Library Association], 1887, p. 552.

Plan of the main library floor

Plan of the main library floor

Print shows the flor plan for the University of Pennsylvania library. Illus. in: Library Journal, vol. 13, no. 8, August 1888 / editors C.A. Cutter, R. R. Bowker. New York : [American Library Association], 188... More

Library at Quincy, Ill.

Library at Quincy, Ill.

Photograph shows library as perspective projection and floor plan. Title from item. Print clipped from unidentified publication. Illus. in: Scrapbook HS M2 in the AIA/AAF Collection, page 87. Gift; American Ins... More

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Plan showing roadway and sidewalk widths]

[Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Plan showing roadway and sidewa...

Rendering showing site plan of library building and sidewalks, including surrounding streets to Capitol.

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Octagon south. Second story. Brickwork. Plans, sections, and elevations. Working drawing] / Paul F. Pelz, architect.

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Octagon south. Second story. ...

Working drawing showing brickwork of second floor of south portion of octagonal reading room as plans, sections, and elevations. Signed: "Bernard R. Green, Superintendent & Engineer", "E.P.S.", "R.F. O'D., Reve... More

Library of Congress, south corridor of entrance hall

Library of Congress, south corridor of entrance hall

Attribution to Jackson based on Catalogue of the W.H. Jackson Views (1898). Detroit Publishing Co. no. 04407. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Attic. Brickwork. Plans, sections, and elevations. Working drawing] / Paul F. Pelz, architect.

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Attic. Brickwork. Plans, sect...

Working drawing showing brickwork of attic as plans, sections, and elevations. Signed: "Bernard R. Green, Superintendent & Engineer", "E.P.S.", "V.S.F.Gr." No. 395.

The Public School Library, Dayton, Ohio

The Public School Library, Dayton, Ohio

Photograph shows exterior of library. Title from item. Library designed by Peters & Burns, architects. Photograph clipped from The Inland Architect and News Record, volume XIII, no. 4. Illus. in: Scrapbook HS M... More

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Inscriptions for stained glass. Diagrams. Working drawing]

[Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.). Inscriptions for stained glas...

Working drawing showing inscriptions of famous names and states for stained glass skylights and lantern lights in the curtains of the Thomas Jefferson building as diagrams. Signed: "Bernard R. Green, In Charge." No. 827.

Troy, N.Y. public library

Troy, N.Y. public library

Title from jacket. Listed in Detroit, Catalogue P (1906). Detroit Publishing Co. no. 018816. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The Library, Cornell University

The Library, Cornell University

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). Detroit Publishing Co. no. 012087. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Department for children

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Department for children

Exterior view of the front facade of the Department for children building of the Free Library of Philadelphia, showing the entrance.

Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, Maine

Carver Memorial Library, Searsport, Maine

Exterior view of the Carver Memorial Library building in Searsport, Maine.

Reading room of the library, U.S. Naval Academy

Reading room of the library, U.S. Naval Academy

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). "X 17" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021347. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

New Congressional Library front

New Congressional Library front

Title from item. No. 175.

Office of the library, U.S. Naval Academy

Office of the library, U.S. Naval Academy

Date based on Detroit, Catalogue J (1901). "2" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021346. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

[Students reading in library at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Washington, D.C.]

[Students reading in library at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory Scho...

Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress). No. 891.

The delivery room / Boston Photogravure Co.

The delivery room / Boston Photogravure Co.

Print shows the Woburn (Mass.) Public Library delivery room. Illus. in: New England Magazine, an illustrated monthly, new series vol. 1, no. 6. Boston : New England Magazine Company, Feb.1890, p. 620. Title from item.

Shelves in library, U.S. Naval Academy

Shelves in library, U.S. Naval Academy

"WH" and "Detroit Photographic Co." on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021348. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The Librarian, U.S. Naval Academy

The Librarian, U.S. Naval Academy

"WH" and "Detroit Photographic Co." on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 021361. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.