A photograph of Judith Dyke, an extension library staff member, delivering books to ship Billiton for visiting seamen. Judith is wearing a coat, cat-eye glasses and carrying a stack of eight books. The docked ship fills the frame behind her. As early as 1920, the Library coordinated donations of books to be provided to men aboard ships.
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[back] Photo caption cut from newspaper reads 'Books for visiting seamen are delivered to ship Billiton by Judith Dyke, extension library staff, as vessel takes on cargo at Terminal 1. Courtesy is one of lesser-known services provided by Multnomah County Library.'
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