Front facade from market square
Photographer: Roger Fisher - 2012 09 26




The Library shortly after its opening in 1902. Men in typical dress of the time.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




The Library in 1905, showing the Queen Victoria statue which was erected in 1903. In foreground, policeman in uniform of the time.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




South African Room, c, 1903. Baines' paintings not on display.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




Colour picture-postcard of the South African Room in the library, c.1905.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




View of main hall in library, c. 1906-8, looking towards service counter. Shows Mr. F.W. Cooper, Librarian, and Percy Evans Lewin, Deputy Librarian, and three male assistants.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




View of northern end of subscribers' reading room, c.1906.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




View of service counter. Main Hall, and book galleries, c. 1906.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




View of main hall looking towards service counter and librarians office, c 1920s. Electric light has replaced gas.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




Librarian's office, early 1930s, with ship models, prints and binnacle from the "Western Knight".

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




Library building decorated for King George V's Silver Jubilee, 1935. Shows Queen Victoria statue and typical cars of the period.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




Photograph of African Room, 1952. Shows Thos. Baines' paintings of Victoria Falls, Seated at table. Miss Amy-Rose Wells, Mr. A. Porter, Deputy Librarian, Miss Ray Reich.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




Subscribers' reading room, 1952. Neon-tube electric lighting. Bookcases containing Ascham Music collection and John Owen Smith Collection.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




A corner of the children's room, 1952. School children in school uniforms.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




Library building decorated for the coronation of King George VI, 1937.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




Library building decorated for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




Library building decorated for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953. Shows typical cars of the time.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




Colour photograph of the Library building, c. 1966.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




Unveiling of the memorial tablets commemorating the incorporation of the library into the municipal library service, 17th July, 1974, by Mayor J.W. Kleynhans.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




View of Library building from the Mayors Garden, 1976.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




Roofscape

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER
Photographer: Unknown




Detail of main entrance
Photographer: Roger Fisher - 2012 09 26




Foundation stone - 1900
Photographer: Roger Fisher - 2012 09 26




Facade facing St Mary's Terrace
Photographer: Roger Fisher - 2012 09 26




Library view to market square from main entrance
Photographer: Roger Fisher - 2012 09 26




Stained glass dome over central hall
Photographer: Roger Fisher - 2012 09 26




Main hall with side apse and book stacks
Photographer: Roger Fisher - 2012 09 26




View through a side apse to main hall
Photographer: Roger Fisher - 2012 09 26




View from side apse gallery to main hall
Photographer: Roger Fisher - 2012 09 26




Stained and leaded glass skylight at junction of apse and main hall roofs
Photographer: Roger Fisher - 2012 09 26




Africana room on piano nobile overlooking market square
Photographer: Roger Fisher - 2012 09 26




Architect's perspective sketch of library as it was built and opened in 1902. Prize winning design 1897. Depicts men's and women's fashions of 1897.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER

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Alternative design for the Library 1897.

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Working plans of the Public Library building, by Henry A. Cheers. Photocopies originals in (City Engineer's Dept.). Ground plan.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER

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Working plans of the Public Library building, by Henry A. Cheers. Photocopies (originals in City Engineer's Dept.). No.2 Gallery level.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER

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Working plans of the Public Library building, by Henry A. Cheers. Photocopies (originals in City Engineer's Dept.). Front elevation.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER

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Working plans of the Public Library building, by Henry A. Cheers. Photocopies (originals in City Engineer's Dept.). Side elevation.

Submitted by Bryan WINTERMEYER

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