Flushing Public Library
Collection: This image is from the Jacob F. Wieners, Jr. Photographs and is depicted in a glass plate negative, polyester negative, print, and digital image.; Image is part of the Jacob F. Wieners Photographs
Description: The first library in Queens was organized in 1858 in Flushing on a subscription basis. Incorporated in 1869, it became a free circulation library in 1884. The small sign over the front door reads in part, "Free Library / Open Every Day". In the foreground is a stone horse-watering trough and drinking fountain.
Public libraries; Fountains; Watering troughs
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