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The book wagon

The first Book Wagon, Washington County Free Library, Washington County, Maryland. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Three ladies, Mr. Thomas, the driver, and the original bookwagon, 1905-1910. They are standing in the road, beside a high white picket fence. Joshua Thomas, a Civil War veteran and member of the GAR, had earlier served as the janitor in the library. He was listed on the 1910 census as a "Book Missionary" for the public library.


Washington County Free Library


Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Original Size:
8 x 10 cms

Bookmobiles; Traveling libraries; Washington County Free Library; Public libraries, United States; Titcomb, Mary Lemist, 1857-1932; Horse-drawn vehicles.

Washington County, (Md.), 1905-1910.

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

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