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    1906: Seattle Central Library. Demolished in 1957.

    Seattle Central Library On the night of January 1, 1901, the Yesler Mansion burned taking most of the old library collection with it. The library records were salvaged, along with the 2,000 volumes of the children's collection. Other than those, though, practically the only books salvaged were...
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    HathiTrust Digital Library

    HathiTrust Digital Library is a digital preservation repository and highly functional access platform. HathiTrust provides long-term preservation and access services to digitized content from a variety of sources, including Google, the Internet Archive, Microsoft, and in-house member institution...
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    NYPL Digital Collections

    Explore 901,706 items digitized from The New York Public Library's collections. This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more. Visit website
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    The World Digital Library

    Launched in 2009, the World Digital Library (WDL) was a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, with the support of UNESCO, and contributions from libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations around the world. The WDL sought to preserve and share some...
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    National Trust Collections

    National Trust Collections make up, as a whole, one of the world's largest and most significant holdings of art and heritage, a living cultural resource accessible to everyone. Here you can: search the collections as a whole explore highlights of each place (just start typing the name of the...
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    Gallica BnF - National Library of France

    Gallica is the digital library of the National Library of France and its partners. Online since 1997, it is enriched every week with thousands of new features and today offers access to several million documents. Gallica is one of the major digital libraries available for free via the Internet...
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    INHA Library

    Since 2006, the digital library allows all of its users to view digitized documents in the public domain drawn from the collections of the three libraries that merged to form one of the foremost international sources of information in the field of art history. The following types of documents...
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    1932: NE Bookstacks Construction, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building

    The oldest of the four United States Library of Congress buildings, the Thomas Jefferson Building was built between 1890 and 1897. The Beaux-Arts style building is known for its classicizing facade and elaborately decorated interior. Its design and construction has a tortuous history; the...
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    1892: Bells of the Library of Congress

    Below is the Library of Congress under construction. This is allegedly circa 1892. Any idea what those 6 or 7 bells are doing there? Do we have any such bells inside the Library of Congress today? Library of Congress construction with Capitol Dome
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    1874: Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

    If you visit a corresponding Wikipedia page for Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, you will never know what it used to look like. In this case we are not talking about the outside of the building, but rather about its interior. The outside is just a normal looking older building...
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    1911: New York Public Library Sectional View

    They were serious about reading back then. Figured this image could generate a few comments. As far as I understand we are talking about 1911 here, but I'm not sure. Wondering whether our underground library could be a reclaimed interior of the entirely buried structure. Do we have any other...
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