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Title The Wm Munroe library & crossroads
Object Name Negative, Glass-plate
Photographer Austen, E. Alice
Date June 13, 1892
Collection Alice Austen Photograph Collection
Description Original glass plate negative. View of the intersection of two tree-lined unpaved streets in Concord, Massachusetts. In the center of the image is the gate and entrance to a brick building which is partially visible through trees in bloom. There is a sign on a pillar in the foreground. Inscription on the left side of the sign: "BOTH / STREETS / TO / F.R.R. / STATION;" inscription on the right side of the sign: "MAYNARD 6M / ACTON 5M / GROTON 17M." The original negative sleeve has the photographer's handwritten inscription: "Seed / 26 / 495 / The Wm Munroe library & crossroads / Fine, clear day / P.L. Stop 32 / 3 secs 11 a.m / Monday June 13th 1892 / Concord."
Film Size 6.5x8.5
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The building in this photograph is the Concord Free Public Library, built in 1873 at the intersection of Main Street and Sudbury Road. William Munroe was the library's founder and provided the funds for its construction.

Photographer Alice Austen was connected to the Munroe family through her aunt, Nellie (Munroe) Austen.
Earliest Date 1892
Latest Date 1892
Subjects Libraries
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 50.015.6876
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, February 2017.
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