As I have posted before I especially like library postcards that have a message from the sender relating to the library. I recently acquired two postcards (shown above) of the Porter Memorial Library in Blandford, MA. One has an interior view of the library and has the interesting message. It reads: "Your Xmas card received. Thanks. You remember rocking on the Library piazza doubtless. You did not go into the Library I believe. You may do so with this card." The postcard was mailed to Miss Helen Potter in Willimantic, CT on December 25, 1906. The second postcard shows the exterior of the library and the "piazza" with rocking chairs. A detail of that postcard is shown to the left. The signage on the arch to the piazza reads "Blandford Free Library". This quotation by George MacDonald is printed on the interior view postcard: "As you grow ready for it, somewhere or other you will find what is needful for you in a book."
Founding the ALA Archives, 1966-1973
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