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[Front View of Carnegie Library]

Description: Photograph of a front-view of Carnegie Library. In the foreground, a car is driving down the street. Behind the car, the Bookmobile is parked in front of the library. Several trees surround the building. To the right of Carnegie Library, there are other buildings.
Date: unknown

[Front View of Cooke County Library]

Description: Photograph of a front-view of Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. The building is one-story high; there is a set-in doorway with a dark, patterned brick wall to the left, and a white marble wall to the right. The marble wall has a light fixture above text that says "Cooke County Library," a plaque that says "200," and an illegible gray plaque. In front of the building, there are two sets of steps and a flowerbed with bushes in between them. A pink, flowering tree is in a yard in the front.
Date: unknown

[Front View of Cooke County Library]

Description: Photograph of a front-view of Cooke County Library in Gainesville, Texas. The building is one-story high with white marble walls. On the left of the building, there is a light fixture above text that says "Cooke County Library," a plaque that says "200," and an illegible gray plaque. In front of the building, there are two sets of steps and a flowerbed with bushes in between them. A pink, flowering tree is in a yard in the front. In the background, there are cars.
Date: unknown

[Interior View of Carnegie Library]

Description: Photograph of an interior view of Carnegie Library. In the foreground, there is a table with a set of chairs surrounding it and a large book open on top of it. To the left of the table, there is a chair in front of a shelf partially filled with books. In the background, there is a display of books, a bench, a card catalog, a clock mounted on the wall, and a rack of newspapers.
Date: unknown

[Library Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of a library exhibit at the Cooke County Fair. The exhibit consists of a display of books amongst figurines of trees, animals, people, and buildings. A row of plants is set behind the books and figurines. On the right side of the display, there is an American flag hanging from table. Above the display, there are several posters hanging on the wall. A banner above the posters says "Cooke County Free Library."
Date: unknown

[Library Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of library exhibit at the Cooke County Fair. In the center, there is a shelf filled with books. On the right, there is a bookshelf shaped like a ladder. Above the shelves, there are two posters with a photograph of a building on each. The poster on the left has several lines spreading out from the building. The poster on the right has several lines leading to other photographs, spreading out from the building. In the foreground, there is a desk with books, papers, and a pair of scissors sitting on it. Two posters are attached above the left side of the desk; the top poster says "In Every Home Books," and the bottom poster says "Back to Nature Books." A banner above the exhibit says "...ee Library."
Date: unknown
Creator: Boyd & Breeding

[Library Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of library exhibit at the Cooke County Fair. In the center, there is a shelf filled with books. On the right, there is a bookshelf shaped like a ladder. Above the shelves, there are two posters with a photograph of a building on each. The poster on the left has several lines spreading out from the building. The poster on the right has several lines leading to other photographs, spreading out from the building. In the foreground, there is a desk with books, papers, and a pair of scissors sitting on it. Two posters are attached above the left side of the desk; the top poster says "In Every Home Books," and the bottom poster says "Back to Nature Books." A banner above the exhibit says "...ee Library."
Date: unknown
Creator: Boyd & Breeding

[Library Exhibit]

Description: Photograph of a library exhibit at the Cooke County Fair. The exhibit consists of a display of books amongst figurines of trees, animals, people, and buildings. A row of plants is set behind the books and figurines. On the right side of the display, there is an American flag hanging from table. Above the display, there are several posters hanging on the wall. A banner above the posters says "Cooke County Free Library."
Date: unknown

[Library Staff]

Description: Photograph of three library staff members in Carnegie Library. The women are standing behind a set of tall desks. They are identified as Carrie Hudspeth, Beulah Nugent, and Cora Neely. In the foreground, there is a shelf filled with periodicals, school desks, and two sets of tables and chairs. In the background, there are several tall shelves filled with books.
Date: unknown

[Lillian Gunter's Steno Book]

Description: Notebook filled with notes written by Miss Lillian Gunter. The text appears to include speeches, mathematical notation, and other notes. Accompanying information suggests that some of the information may be related to the Cooke County Library bookmobile, and some speeches also seem to refer to World War I and city preparations.
Date: 1903/1963?
Creator: Gunter, Lillian

[Loan Desk]

Description: Photograph of loan desk in the Carnegie Building. To the left, there is a tall shelf with filled with books, and a smaller shelf filled with books to the right. Beside the smaller shelf, there is a card catalog with a bust sculpture sitting on top of it. On the right of the image, there is a desk with a lamp, papers, and a plant on top of it. In the foreground, there is a table with chairs surrounding it and papers on it. In the background, there are two doorways, a painting on the wall to the right, and a bust sculpture on a brick mantle below the painting.
Date: unknown

[Loan Desk]

Description: Negative of loan desk in the Carnegie Building. To the left, there is a tall shelf with filled with books, and a smaller shelf filled with books to the right. Beside the smaller shelf, there is a card catalog with a bust sculpture sitting on top of it. On the right of the image, there is a desk with a lamp, papers, and a plant on top of it. In the foreground, there is a table with chairs surrounding it and papers on it. In the background, there are two doorways, a painting on the wall to the right, and a bust sculpture on a brick mantle below the painting.
Date: unknown

[Mosman and Gieb Store]

Description: Photograph of Mosman and Gieb general store, a branch of the Cooke County public library system in Lindsay, Texas. A large sign above an awning on the building says "Mosman and Gieb for General Merchandise" and "Hay and Grain." One woman and two men are standing in front of the building. In the background, there is a sign on the left side of the building that says "Best Gasoline."
Date: unknown

[Negro Reading Room]

Description: Photograph of Negro Reading Room in a sub-story of the Carnegie Building. Windows line the left wall, and shelves line the right wall. In the foreground, there is a desk with stationary supplies on it. A wicker basket is sitting in front of it. Behind the desk, there is a table with chairs surrounding it, and stacks of papers sitting on the top. In the background, there are shelves partially filled with books, with a glass cabinet in the center. Text below the image says "Negro Reading Room, in sub-story of Public Library[.] Gainesville[,] Texas."
Date: unknown

[Negro Reading Room]

Description: Negative of Negro Reading Room in a sub-story of the Carnegie Building. Windows line the left wall, and shelves line the right wall. In the foreground, there is a desk with stationary supplies on it. A wicker basket is sitting in front of it. Behind the desk, there is a table with chairs surrounding it, and stacks of papers sitting on the top. In the background, there are shelves partially filled with books, with a glass cabinet in the center. Text below the image says "Negro Reading Room, in sub-story of Public Library[.] Gainesville[,] Texas."
Date: unknown

[Photograph of Gainesville Library]

Description: Photograph of a plain, brick building identified as Gainesville Public Library. The street sign on the corner has the names "Main St." and "Denton St." There are several trees outside of the building. Text on the back of the photograph says, "Gainesville First Library Building opened in 1914 - photo presented by Mr. Andrew Carnegie."
Date: 1914~

[Portrait of Carrie Hudspeth]

Description: Photograph of a librarian, identified as Carrie Hudspeth, standing behind a tall desk at Carnegie Library. She is wearing glasses and a gray jacket over a light blue blouse. Her hands are placed on a wooden box on top of the desk. In the background, there are bookshelves.
Date: unknown