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FOUR VIEWS AT RANDOM IN DUSSELDORF, THE GREAT INDUSTRIAL CITY OF GERMANY, A CITY OF FACTORIES AND SMOKE

THE SCENES OF THESE PHOTOGRAPHS CORRESPOND (IN LOCATION IF NOT IN OTHER

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"THE PITTSBURGH OF EUROPE” AND RAPID GROWTH, HAS YET FOUND TIME TO BEAUTIFY EVERY PROSPECT AS IT GREW. RESPECTS) TO TYPICAL SCENES IN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT OF PITTSBURGH, PA.

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HOW TREES GLORIFY A NEIGHBORHOOD 1. A STREET IN NORTH BİLLERICA, MASS., BEFORE THE TREES GREW UP

the beauty of a city must be organic, saying, in a word, that behind the work in-dwelling, not applied on the outside; of the band of engineer-architects who are must lie in fitness, convenience, ease, the devoting themselves to the planning of planned harmony of parts.

towns and cities — certainly behind Mr. This story is endless, but this attempt Nolen's — is a deep sense of the relationat telling it must end. But not without ship between physical order and spiritual

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HOW TREES GLORIFY A NEIGHBORHOOD II. APPROXIMATELY THE SAME VIEW OF THE SAME STREET IN NORTH BILLERICA, MASS., AS IT APPEARS TO-DAY

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TWO VIEWS IN SCHENECTADY AN ALLEY FULL OF WRECKAGE, A FEW RODS BELOW A SCHOOL, WHICH MIGHT EASILY BE ALTERED TO BE IN

HARMONY WITH THE QUIET BEAUTY OF THE COUNTRY-LIKE LANE ABOVE

life. Much as the physical improvement that the ideal comes home in earnest to of a city will directly do for the comfort our hearts. In how splendid a sense is the of citizens, it will do more in its reactions completion of the Municipal Group at - in its effect in inspiring a love of the Springfield at once the expression of, city, in begetting higher standards of and an inspiration to, the social sense of government. Civic pride is born in mak- that fine old New England community! ing the city one to be proud of; civic How notable already in its reaction upon virtue is won in the very act of planning the spirit of a materialistic city has been for it; the sense and spirit of community the mere dreaming of its magnificent dream can hardly be said to exist until it begins of the Chicago City Plan! Mr. Nolen to express itself; it is only when we plan says rightly: “To make a city loved, you somehow objectively to realize an ideal must make it lovely and loveable.”

community

of the Chicago Chyke a city loved, you

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THE SAME CANAL AT TWO NEIGHBORING PLACES ITS UNSIGHTLY BANKS IN SCHENECTADY AND THE BANKS AS THEY MAY BE MADE TO APPEAR BY PLANNED EFFORT

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A YEAR

HOW THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRIBUTES
THEM THROUGH FORTY-ONE BRANCH LIBRARIES
TO MORE THAN THREE MILLION PEOPLE —
THE SERVICE IT PERFORMS FOR THE
BLIND, FOR FOREIGNERS WHO
CANNOT READ ENGLISH, AND
FOR THE CHILDREN WHO
ARE JUST LEARNING

TO LOVE BOOKS

BY

SARAH COMSTOCK

ALF a dozen firemen loafed in having deposited one collection of twentyan engine house of New Yorkfive books and taken away another, he left City. They hadn't smelled six men with noses that had chafed for a smoke for ten hours, and sniff of smoke now buried contentedly

they were as restless as the in six volumes, Anna Katherine Green, horses below them, fretting for the signal. Dickens, Seumas MacManus, Joseph ConSuddenly the door was flung open, and a rad, and Montague Glass being repreman with a parcel entered. For a moment sented. there was a lazy, vacant stare at the That was merely one station of the 894 visitor; then the men leaped to their feet. visited by New York's Traveling. Library

“It's the book man!” they shouted, in 1912. These books were merely 25 and they fell upon the parcel as occupants of the 84,580 volumes which last year of the bear pit fall upon loaves at the ferretted out hundreds and hundreds feeding hour. When the visitor departed, of citizens who did not know how, or would

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Copyright by Underwood & Underwood, New York THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY A GLITTERING MASS OF WHITE MARBLE THAT REARS A MAJESTIC FRONT OF CLASSIC ARCHITECTURE NEARLY

TWO BLOCKS LONG UPON FIFTH AVENUE AT FORTY-SECOND STREET

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