Early Bookmobiles (1922-1970's)


Early Bookmobiles (1922-1970's)


Bookmobiles; Libraries; Morris County Free Public Library; Morris County (N.J.)


Photographs of early bookmobiles in Morris County NJ. Photographs were donated to the Morris County Library from various sources, including library staff. Photos date from 1922 through the 1970's. The original photographs are housed in the Special Collections Room in the Morris County Library.


NJ 974.974 MOR BOX 10





Collection Items

Sound Film 1950
The County Librarian discusses selections of a sound film with the Principal of the Cedar Knolls School, 1950.

Leaning on the Bookmobile
1978 outdoor photo, with Ken McPherson, Cath. H. Burns.

Checking Out Books, 1963
Adults and children checking out books inside the bookmobile in 1963.

Our Drivers in 1956
New Bookmobile, 1956, with drivers Mr. Wall and Mr. Hines.

At the Fair in 1936
Morris County Free Library Bookmobile at a Morris County Fair, September 11, 1936.

Our First Bookmobile in 1922
Group of children with Miss Edith Smith, Library Director (from 1922-1956), in front of the first bookmobile in 1922.

Loading the Bookcar, 1923
First Bookmobile, 1923. Librarian Mrs. Edith Smith and four others load the bookcar in winter.

Library Exhibit at the Fair, 1937
Morris County Free Library exhibit at a Morris County Fair, September 8, 9, 10, 11, 1937, Beverwyck Road, Troy Hills.

The Red Bookmobile
Black and white photograph of the Red Ford Vanette Bookmobile, parked in front of another bookmobile at the Courthouse location in Morristown, N.J.

Interior Bookmobile Chatham 1972
The driver and the librarian of (Chatham) Township Bookmobile, February 26, 1972. Photograph featured in the Chatham Courier.
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