Umbrella Branch, 1939


A photograph of a man sitting on an outdoor bench and reading a magazine or book at the library's Umbrella Branch. The man is wearing a straw hat, round glasses, a suit and has a mustache. Another man in a suit is seated next to him. A Model T-style car is in the background. Located in Lownsdale Square at SW 4th Avenue and Main Street, the Umbrella Branch was an outdoor reading and circulating library that provided service in the summer months (typically July and August). It was started in 1937 and served the area through at least 1941.

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