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Women Must Work
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Public Library of Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1874
Public Library of Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1874

Retronaut.com has some great photos of the interior of the Public Library of Cincinnati, circa 1874, including the one above. 

 

I'm not sure I could take the heights in those upstairs stacks though, especially with such short railings on each landing.  Yikes!