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In the Stacks: Boston Public Library

This is the first installment of a new series on Book Patrol. In the Stacks. A series dedicated to exploring the digital archives of the leading libraries, institutions and organizations of the known universe
First up is the Boston Public Library who recently released over 15,000 images from their archive through Flickr.

1895 advertising poster for Houghton Mifflin’s holiday books



Got to love this shot of kids learning “the right use of books”

South Boston’s class in the right use of books

BPL is the home of a tremendous collection of books designed by Sarah Wyman Whitman, the first major American professional book designer.




Dorchester Branch, Summer reading club




 Hospital Library service

Who knew this is where the girls who use ink hung out

Memorial Branch Library, Roxbury, Miss Flanagan & high school pupils

Also of note at BPL is the current exhibition The Public Life of Poetry: Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow, and Their Contemporaries on view in the Rare Books lobby at the Central Library.