Bookmobile, 1928

This bookmobile for the sick was wheeled around Los Angeles hospitals in 1928, a service of the LA public library.



    1. As did the nurses’ uniforms, and the visitors, and…
       Actually, books can survive certain methods of sterilisation, and by the 20s they may have been doing that at least if the books/bookmobile were in contact with people with specific communicable diseases.

      1. We discovered that the curtains around the beds were the biggest source of resistant organisms.

  1. “And how are we feeling today, Mrs. Prunwickett? We have a nice reading selection today! Here is a Bible, here is another Bible, here are volumes 4 and 7 of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and look! Another Bible!”

  2. Maybe she’s reading “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” by Thornton Wilder, which was the best selling novel of 1928.  :)  

  3. “Please place your book in the reshelving section.”

    Why do the bookmobile got so much back?

  4. Hospital? Damn the fine print, I looked at the pic and thought of a desperate lover doing everything she can to keep her lady, including even building this thing to feed those lazy ass reading habits of hers. *squeak squeak* “- Jesus! Oil those wheels, then come fluff my pillow!” *deep sigh of resignation* “- Yes, Molly…”

  5. I remember bookshelves on wheels back in the mid 1980s/80s in Children Hospital in Philadelphia when I had my surgeries! Does that count?

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