Batman was ‘the caped crusader’ and he drove the Batmobile. What would you call someone who drove the Bookmobile. Yes, there was such a thing and such a person as seen here in this photograph circa 1913.
An International Auto Wagon with a rear compartment containing shelves of books is parked outside a library. A man in a bowler hat is selecting a book from what appears to be a “bookmobile.”
Image appeared in the May 1913 issue of Harvester World magazine on page 4. According to the accompanying article, the “book wagon” traveled through Washington County, Maryland under the supervision of Hagerstown Librarian Miss Mary L. Titcomb.
(Image and text courtesy Wisconsin Historical Society)