It was the people in front of the combination school and public library building in Hunter, New York that drew my interest in the postcard above. People make any postcard more interesting and that is certainly the case with library postcards. Postcards depicting library buildings without any other features are a little boring. This library postcard has more people depicted (probably the entire school body and faculty and maybe even the library staff) than I have seen outside of a metropolitan area (see this New York Public Library postcard). The Hunter Public Library is a school district public library and is part of the Hunter-Tannersville Central School District. It was established in 1896, and it is unclear how long it was housed in the same building with the school. There is a sign on the right front of building on this postcard which reads "Public Library".
Miss “Public Libraries” Mary Eileen Ahern
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