Vintage Photograph Shows Fifth Avenue and New York Public Library Circa 1911

New York Public Library, New York, N.Y.
New York Public Library, New York, N.Y.
Photo: LOC

The New York Public Library was established in 1895 and quickly housed one of the largest collections in the world. It is currently the second largest collection in the United States, and the third largest in the world behind the Library of Congress and the British Library. The Main Branch of the library, pictured here, took 14 years to complete and was opened to the public in 1911. Check out the specimen page in the :ibrary of Congress Digital Archives for more info.

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