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Redwood Library Newport Rhode Island
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Stock #: 60863
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Newport
State: Rhode Island (RI)
County: Newport
Publisher: Berger Bros.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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First public library in America. This beautiful Colonial building houses a collection of about 80,000 volumes. It was founded by Abraham Redwood in 1747 and was therefore the first public library in this country. An anchor and three links of chain which are situated in front of the building were stretched across the Hudson River during the Revolutionary War to prevent the British Ships from passing up the river.