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Children visiting the first bookwagon

Bookmobiles through the years, Washington County, Maryland. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


The bookwagon 1905-1910.

The first wagon, when finished with shelves on the outside and a place for storage of cases in the center resembled somewhat a cross between a grocer's delivery wagon and the tin peddlers cart of by gone New England days. Filled with an attractive collection of books and drawn by two horses, with Mr. Thomas the janitor both holding the reins and dispensing the books, it started on its travels in April 1905.

...(From On the trail of the book wagon, by Mary Titcomb.)


Some of the youngest patrons.


Washington County Free Library

Included in Annual report, 1905-1906. This photograph was part of Miss Chrissinger's collection, donated to the library by Rosalie Layman. The title is from Miss Chrissinger's album.


Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Original Size:
8 x 11cms

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

Washington County (Md.), 1905-1910.

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

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