March 2016

Jones Library front hallway

Front hallway, Jones Library, undated

This is the front hallway of the Jones Library before the renovation of the early 1990s. If you walked straight through the back window you would be walking right past the current circulation desk.

(Originally posted March 3, 2016)

Sidewalk on South Pleasant Street

South Pleasant Street sidewalk

This undated photograph shows construction of a sidewalk along South Pleasant Street at a time when Amherst residents used a horse-drawn carriage or the trolley to get to town.

(Originally posted March 10, 2016)

Jones Library Burnett Gallery

Burnett Gallery, 1969

This room is the previous Burnett Gallery. It is now home to the Cataloging Department at the Jones. The doorway at back is gone but a reminder of this entrance can still be seen in the "stairs that go nowhere" in the current Burnett Gallery.

(Originally posted March 17, 2016)

Circus animals on Main Street

The Circus did come to town!

In this undated photograph, camels and an elephant with a man on top trudge up Main Street toward the Amherst House passing by a large crowd of onlookers.

(Originally posted March 25, 2016)

Curator Dan Lombardo in Jones Library Special Collections

Dan Lombardo, former Curator of Special Collections

Dan Lombardo, former Curator of Special Collections at the Jones, looks over a large map.

(Originally posted March 31, 2016)