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Miss Chrissinger and the 1920s bookmobile

Bookmobiles over the years, Washington County Free Library Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The bookmobile from 1921 to 1931.

The IHC and the Koehler proved to be too heavy and unwieldy for the ladies, requiring the services of a chauffeur. The third motorized book wagon was a Dodge business car specially equipped for library use. According to Miss Titcomb, the Dodge "proved so satisfactory that when it began to show signs of wear after five years continuous service, it was thought best to replace it with another of the same make."



Washington County Free Library

Nellie Chrissinger, First Assistant and Director of Book Wagon from 1912 to 1932; Librarian from 1932 to 1938.


Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Original Size:
8 x 10 cms

Washington County Free Library; Titcomb, Mary Lemist, 1857-1932; Public libraries; Bookmobiles; Mobile Libraries

Washington County (Md.), 1921-1931

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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