[Ads-l] Slight Antedating of "Bookmobile"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jun 18 12:25:31 UTC 2015

bookmobile (OED Appeals 5 July 1924)

1924 Scranton (Pennsylvania) Republican 30 June 5/8 (Newspapers.com)  A smaller book wagon has served the county [Multnomah County, Oregon] for several years, with the result that interest in books increased to such an extent in the country districts that a larger and more elaborate service became necessary.  Miss Mulhern expresses herself as greatly pleased with the appearance and perormance [sic] for the new Graham Brothers "Bookmobile" and feels certain that it will meet her expectations in every way.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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