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The bookmobile travels throughout Washington County - Charles Ranck, Grand Rapids Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



The passenger is Samuel Haverford Ranck, Librarian, Grand Rapids Library, 1904-1941. Source - Gordon Olson, Grand Rapids City Historian. In his annual report for 1914-15, the following information is found:

"The annual meeting of the American Library Association was held in Washington this year, May 25-29...." [1914, the annual report covers a fiscal year that began on April 1, 1914 and ended on March 31, 1915]

"At its close the Librarian [Ranck] visited the Washington County Free Library at Hagerstown, Md., and spent a day on the automobile wagon which distributes books from house to house to the people in the country. A set of excellent photographs of this work were secured."




ID:
wcbm067

Creator:
Unknown

Rights:
Washington County Free Library.

Notes:
Photograph album identifies the passenger as Mr. Charles H. Ranck- Lib. Grand Rapids, Mich.

Date:
1914

Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Original Size:
8 x 10 cms

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

Coverage:
Washington County (Md.), 1914.

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

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