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A Short Visit from a Noted Gentleman

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Flat Stanley came to the Library of Congress for a short visit from Ms. Thacker’s first grade class in Frankfort, KY. We took a few photographs and thought we would share them.

(For those who don’t know, Flat Stanley is a great activity for schoolchildren to learn about other places from the people that live there.)

At the Adams Building
foreign telephonebooks
Foreign telephone books
Frankfort telephone books
Lexington telephone books
Pneumatic tubes in the Adams Building
Marble Owl in the Science & Business Reading Room, Adams Building

Comments (4)

  1. So nice to see Flat Stanley is visiting so many interesting places !

  2. Thank you for making Stanley’s visit special. We really love all the pictures, especially the old Frankfort telephone books. It was very nice of you to help us learn more about the Library of Congress. We have one question. What are the pneumatic tubes used for?

    Thank you, again!
    Mrs. Thacker’s First Grade Class
    Frankfort, KY

  3. The tubes are used to send paper copies of a request slip that a research has filled out from the reading room down to the people that pull the books in the stacks.

  4. Flat Stanley is an amazing traveler. I wonder if he found this 1871 Frankfort, Kentucky map while exploring? Bird’s eye view of the city of Frankfort, the capital of Kentucky 1871. If not, you cat go online and explore it in detail. Have fun!

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