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Raffle Fundraiser: Historic 1948 New York Times Photo Collection Image of the New York Public Library


Date & Time: 
Jul 5 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library are holding a raffle
for a 14x17 framed photo print by James Sneddon from the New York Times
Photo
Collection. Generously donated by Mary Ide, it is valued at $250.
Tickets are $1 each, and will be on sale at the circulation desk at
Brooks Library, where the print may be also be seen in person. The drawing will be held July 5th at 7pm!

“The New York Public Library – 1948,” is a picture of the
iconic lions at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library, Patience and
Fortitude, covered in snow. This photograph was published in the New York Times
on December 20, 1948.

The main branch of the New York Public Library was
officially opened on May 23, 1911. The lions were sculpted by E.C. Potter and
carved by the Piccirilli Brothers, who also carved the Abraham Lincoln statue
at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Proceeds from this raffle help the Friends purchase
materials, present programs and provide services which help the library. The Friends
mission is to support the Brooks Memorial Library through advocacy, public
relations and fundraising.

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