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Photograph of Richard Evans, the First City Librarian

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Photograph of Richard Evans, married to Alice Glore; he was the First City Librarian starting in 1875 through 1881, when he unexpectedly died.

Photographs from the First Book Fair at Carnegie Library

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Various photographs from the first book fair held at Carnegie Library in November of 1951. Dr. Zims attended to autograph copies of his autobiography and Mrs. Beth Wilson, an illustrator also attended.

Photograph of N. Franklin at the 300 Block at North St.

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Photograph of the house at N. Franklin and the 300 block at North St. This house, the first brick house in Decatur, stood for many years on the southeast corner of Franklin and North streets where the Sears Roebuck & Co. farm store was in 1955. It…