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Has the joy of reading really changed much over the years? The expressions of wonder and curiosity on the faces of the readers pictured in these 1960s vintage Queens Library prints, made available by the tireless archivists at Queens Memory Project—a collaboration between the Archives at Queens Library and Queens College—bear a striking resemblance to those of our young customers in 2012.
It might be easier to access Granny’s 80-year-old diaries than it is to access your now-defunct Friendster profile; it may be more possible to recover sound from a wax cylinder than from a digital audio tape circa 1987.