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Robert Dawson’s Photographic Record of America’s Libraries | Library of Congress Blog

‎In the summers between 1994 and 2015 Robert Dawson traveled 48 states and DC, preserving in a photographic record 526 of the 16,536 public libraries that serve this country in any and all ways imaginable at every scale with all means available.

I particularly like the comments left on the LofC site: people in this country love their libraries!

Mr. Dawson called his photographic collection "The Public Library: An American Commons". 

His book titled, "The American Library, A Photographic Essay" with a foreword by Bill Moyers, is published by Princeton Architectural Press. In the future, this historic work will be available for all to see on the Library of Congress' website.

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Here is the link to Robert Dawson's site showing more of his extraordinary photographs and large scale projects.

PhotoCred: Robert Dawson, Public Library Service Collection ; Library of Congress

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