Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Boston Public Library's McKim Building

Those attending the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Boston this week will have the opportunity to visit the McKim Building of the Boston Public Library, one of America's great library buildings. The building was completed in 1894 and was designed by architect Charles McKim for whom it is now named. Because of the stature of the building and the timing of its completion, the building generated an enormous number of souvenir items and other memorabilia including dozens of picture postcards like those above. Several other Boston Public Library memorabilia items in my collection are depicted HERE.

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