Library staffer at the Umbrella Branch


A man with a stamp in his hand sits on a folding chair at a folding table at the library's Umbrella Branch in Lownsdale Square at SW 4th Avenue and Main Street. An ink pad sits on the table and a rectangular wooden file holds cards. In the background books and magazines are visible on shelves. A sign for a hotel is also visible in the background. It appears to be for the Rowland Hotel which was located at 929 SW 4th Avenue. The Umbrella Branch was started in 1937 and provided outdoor service in the summer months through at least 1941. Transcribed from back of photo: 'Umbrella Branch August, 1939'. Transcribed from front of photo: 'National Youth Administration Photo Portland, Oregon'.

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