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Providence Public Library, Circulation desk
  • Image shows a librarian identified as Anne Handley standing behind a circulation desk in the Providence Public Library. A second librarian stands behind a larger desk in the rear of the room. Card catalogs line the back wall.
Providence Public Library, card catalogue
  • Image shows patrons browsing the card catalog on the Empire Street side of the Providence Public Library. Patrons stand around the card catalog and along a counter that stands next to the card catalog.
Ida Campopiano
  • Image shows a woman identified as Ida Campopiano standing in the parking area of the Providence Public Library. She stands at the bottom of a slight hill. A long piece of sheer cloth flows from her hands as she smiles at the photographer.
Empire and Washington Streets
  • Image shows the intersection of Empire and Washington Streets. A police officer stands in the center of the intersection. A three story house stands next to the library on the corner. The Majestic Theater is under construction in the foreground
Providence Public Library, Washington Street
  • Image shows construction of the Providence Public Library on Washington Street. A construction worker stands on a mound of dirt outside the library. A temporary wooden ramp is in place where the front steps will stand. Snow lies in the street
Providence Public Library, open stack
  • Image shows open stacks in the Providence Public Library. A man stands near the stacks while a second stands with one foot on the bottom step of a staircase that leads to the second floor of the stacks. The open stacks are empty of books.
Providence Public Library
  • Image shows the Providence Public Library on the corner of Washington and Greene Streets. People stand near the front entrance.
Providence Public Library
  • Image shows the Providence Public Library on the corner of Washington and Greene Streets. People stand near the front entrance.
Providence Public Library, delivery room
  • Image shows the delivery desk in the Great Hall of the original Washington Street building in the Providence Public Library. Librarians sit at a long desk helping patrons. Three young men stand reading behind the desk. Two display cases labeled
Providence Public Library, Foreign department
  • Image shows the crowded Foreign Language department reading room of the Providence Public Library. Patrons read at crowded tables, in chairs around the room, and standing next to the stacks. A group of men stand in the doorway of the room. Hats lay
Providence Public Library, Circulation department
  • Image shows the delivery desk in the Great Hall of the original Washington Street building in the Providence Public Library. Librarians sit at a long desk helping patrons. Three young men stand reading behind the desk. Two display cases labeled
Providence Public Library, Rabbi Lewis
  • Image show Rabbi Dr. Theodore Lewis, the "only Irish-born Rabbi in America" reading a book inside the Providence Public Library. Rabbi Lewis stands in front of a framed portrait and book shelves.