Do Not Remove the Newspapers!

This week's Sepia Saturday prompt we see a woman and a newspaper. Here we find the original location of Boston Public Library's newspaper reading room. Check out how many newspapers they kept there. It must have been quite a job keeping all those papers updated and catalogued.

But do you see a woman in that photo? Not really. Perhaps a few women worked in this reading room helping to find newspapers from library users.

Look carefully at the sign in the photo. They actually reserved a table for women here. Those women must have been trouble makers because the sign also reminds them not to remove the papers. It must be true then, as the old proverb says, "a women unemployed is thinking of mischief."

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Photo: Boston Public Library - Flickr

Today the newspaper reading room is in another part of the building and is much smaller. The old reading room has been converted into a space for private functions. The photo was shot from the opposite corner of the previous photo's camera position.

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Photo: Boston Public Library

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