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Eleanor Roosevelt is talking with a Bookrider at West Liberty High School 05/24/1937. 1934-1943 WPA project to distribute books in eastern Kentucky on horseback.
My story is Beware the Blue Lady, part of a Bookriders anthology.

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This lady is collecting magazines for distribution by Bookriders. 1934-1943 WPA project to distribute books (and mags) in eastern Kentucky on horseback.

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Bookriders library!

Bookriders operated out of county seat libraries or in small warehouses used as libraries. This was likely an old grocery store. 1934-1943 WPA project to distribute books in eastern Kentucky on horseback.
My story is Beware the Blue Lady, part of a Bookriders anthology.

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This Bookrider’s mount is climbing a dangerous slope. And, she is wearing slacks—something that would have gotten her locked up a few years earlier. 1934-1943 WPA project to distribute books in eastern Kentucky on horseback.
My story is Beware the Blue Lady, part of a Bookriders anthology.

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This shows a mountain father reading to his daughters. I believe a magazine photographer followed some of the Bookriders. 1934-1943 WPA project to distribute books in eastern Kentucky on horseback.

My story is Beware the Blue Lady, part of a Bookriders anthology.

 

 

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This muleback Bookrider was mobbed by kids. Notice the stone church. County unknown. 1934-1943 WPA project to distribute books in eastern Kentucky on horseback.

My story is Beware the Blue Lady, part of a Bookriders anthology.

 

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Mule books!

Bookriders delivered books on muleback, too! 1934-1943 WPA project to distribute books in eastern Kentucky on horseback. Notice the steep hillside-drop a ball & it might roll for miles. (ca. 1940) County is unknown.

My story is Beware the Blue Lady, part of a Bookriders anthology.

 

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