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Circulation employees, Los Angeles Public Library
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Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Central Library, located at 630 W. 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles, was designed by architects Bertram G. Goodhue and Carlton M. Winslow. Constructed between 1922-1926, it was designed to mimic the architecture of ancient Egypt, complete with a tiled mosaic pyramid tower and many beautiful murals throughout. Tragic fires in 1986 destroyed part of the building along with 20 percent of the library's collection, prompting a closure for 6 years while restoration took place. The renovation was completed in 1993, and the library reopened on October 3, 1993. The Los Angeles Public Library is the third largest public library in the United States in terms of books and periodical holdings, boasting over 6 million volumes. It was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1970 - Building #70000136.
Circulation clerical staff can be seen diligently working at their desks. Four women, two whom are talking on the phone, sift through decks of cards used for the circulation of books. The counters in front of them, as well as to their sides, are bursting at the seams with books of all sizes. A man can be seen in the background, standing behind a tall counter full of books, possibly arranging or sorting them. The names: Burromero - Page, Myers, Eva Camley, and Evelyn Russell, are written on verso. Photograph dated: May 1935.
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 18 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Public Library Institutional Collection
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library--Officials and employees
Los Angeles Public Library.--Circulation Dept
Library employees--California--Los Angeles
Library buildings--California--Los Angeles
Books--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Clerks--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor,1869-1924
Winslow, Carleton M.,1919-
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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