Item No: PIXC00101
Title: Better Late Than Never
Print and Picture Collection
A highly successful industrialist and founder of the Carnegie Steel Company, Andrew Carnegie was also notable for his philanthropic efforts. These included the donation of over $40 million to support the creation of more than 1,600 new public library buildings across the country. In 1903, Carnegie offered Philadelphia $1,500,000 for the creation of thirty public libraries. The cartoonist shows Carnegie as a Santa Claus figure with a sack full of libraries for the city.
"Carnegie Planned 30 Libraries Here." The Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA), p. 14. Library of Congress - Chronicling America: Historic Newspapers. Retrieved from: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045211/1919-08-11/ed-1/seq-14/
National Parks Service. (2012). Carnegie Libraries: The Future Made Bright. Retrieved from: < http://www.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/50carnegie/50carnegie.htm >
Robinson - Artist