Astor Library at Lafayette Place, New York City

This early library, created by funds provided in the will of John Jacob Astor, held about 200,000 books, but was not a lending library. In 1895 it merged with the Lennox Library and the Tilden Trust to form the New York Public Library.

Date:
1880 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES00775
Height:
1365px
Width:
1193px
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