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  1. The Rock Island Argus
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    The Rock Island Argus is one of Illinois' oldest newspapers, having been in continuous publication since 1851 when F. S. Nichols founded The Rock Island Republican. In 1854, Colonel J. B. Danforth purchased the paper and changed the name to The Rock Island Argus, as he was an avid Democrat who wanted to avoid any perceived affiliation with the opposing party. In 1882, John W...
  2. Slatted Corn Crib bins
    Multi-Page Item | 1 pages

    Bins at either side of corn cribs were designed to hold ear corn.
  3. Bernardi Automobile
    Multi-Page Item | 1 pages

    The Bernardi is a two-passenger automobile painted black with red trim. It has three wheels, two in the front and one in the rear. The small steering wheel is on the right side next to the brake handle. It has a brown upholstered buggy bench. The engine is located in a box underneath the bench.
  4. Liberty Nickel, 1886
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

    Liberty is shown in profile wearing a crown. Thirteen stars representing the thirteen colonies are shown around the edge and the coin bears the date.
  5. Centennial Coin, 1889
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

    Profile of George Washington, with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and IN GOD WE TRUST below. There is a hole near the top edge.
  6. Liberty Silver Dollar, 1895
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

    A left-facing portrait of Miss Liberty. She wears a crown on which is written LIBERTY. A few wheat leaves are stuck in the crown. At the back of her curly hair, she wears a Phrygian cap. Above her head is E PLURIBUS UNUM and below, the date.
  7. Liberty Quarter Dollar, 1876
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

    Seated Liberty, with staff and cap. Overhead are stars for the thirteen colonies.
  8. Four Indian Head Pennies, 1888
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

    The Indian Head pennies show the profile of an Indian maiden wearing a feather crown.
  9. Washington Quarter, 1994
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

    A left-facing profile with LIBERTY overhead, IN GOD WE TRUST in tiny letters in front of Washington 19s image, and the date below. The Mint mark, D for Denver, appears on the right.
  10. Bodley Club Library
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    Coat of arms of Sir Thomas Bodley
  11. Chicago Public Library, Downtown Chicago, Ill.
    Image | 1940

    ""The Public Library, located on Michgan Boulevard between Washington and Randolph Streets, contains over 1,993,604 volumes of books of every description. Having an annual circulation of 12,000,000 proving the people of Chicago are well-read."" Postcard was never mailed.
  12. Chicago Public Library
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    Chicago Public Library, Down-town, Chicago, ILL On Back: The Public Library, located on Michigan Boulevard between Washington and Randolph Streets, contains over 1,993, 604 volumes of books of every description. Having an annual circulation of 12,000,000 proving the people of Chicago are well-read.
  13. The Immaculata Library
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    Circulation Area, The Immaculata Library, Irving Park Road and Marine Drive Chicago 13, Illinois
  14. Milwaukee Public Library and Musuem
    Image | 2008

    Public Library and Museum, Milwaukee, Wis. On Back: Four story building covering 300 x 250 feet, in the heart of the city. Open every day in the year. No admission charge. The Library contains approximately a half million books for free use of the entire public for home circulation and for study use. The Museum's exhibits in all branches of the Natural Sciences are especi...
  15. Milwaukee Public Library and Musuem
    Image | 2008

    Public Library and Museum, Milwaukee, Wis. On Back: Four story building covering 300 x 250 feet, in the heart of the city. Open every day in the year. No admission charge. The Library contains approximately a half million books for free use of the entire public for home circulation and for study use. The Museum's exhibits in all branches of the Natural Sciences are especi...
  16. Milwaukee Public Library and Musuem
    Image | 2008

    Public Library and Museum, Milwaukee, Wis. On Back: The library contains approximately 900,000 volumes for free use of the entire public for home circulation and for study use. The Museum exhibits a magnificent collection of historical relics and scientific curios.
  17. Acton Library
    Image | 1975

    ""The Acton Library. Built in 1873 to house a collection of books started as early as 1736, the Library became 'free to the inhabitants of the town' in 1904. It now has more than 20,000 books in circulation. The library also serves as a museum where relics of the earliest history of Old Saybrook may be seen. Postcard was never mailed.
  18. New York Public Library
    Image | 1960

    On Fifth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets, a privately financed library second in size to the Library of Congress, as well as the Central Circulation Branch, Central Children's Room, and the Picture Collection."" Postcard was never mailed.
  19. Indianapolis Public Library (2)
    Image | 1951

    33:-PUBLIC LIBRARY, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
  20. Milwaukee Public Library
    Image | 2010

    PUBLIC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM, MILWAUKEE, WIS. On Back: Four story building covering 300 x 250 feet, in the heart of the city. Open every day in the year. No admission charge. The Library contains approximately a half million books for free use of the entire public for home circulation and for study use. The Museum's exhibits in all branches of the Natural Sciences are especial...
  21. Brooklyn Public Library
    Image | 1960

    ""The Circulation Hall of Ingersoll Building offers easy access to card catalogs, book charging, and information desks, and subject divisions."" Postcard was never mailed.
  22. Skandinaven Building
    Image | 1893

    forty-two pages. The Skandinaven was at its birth a four-page weekly paper.... To-day it has a larger circulation than any other paper printed in the Scandinavian language in this country."
  23. Reference room
    Image | 1911

    From text: "… the Reference Department, designed to serve and assist readers who may come to pursue their studies within the Library building. This department controls the entire resources of the Library. No card or guaranty of any sort is required, the only condition being that books shall not be taken from the room. All books that circulate for home use may be used here...
  24. Prospectus for enlarging the circulation of the Illinois State Register
    Multi-Page Item | 3 pages | 1842

    A "Prospectus for enlarging the circulation of the Illinois State Register" encouraging current readers to invite additional subscribers. This document was created by Walters & Weber in Springfield, Illinois and is dated February 1, 1842. A circular letter with similar information is included with the prospectus.