National Geographic : 1942 Mar
Washington-Storehouse of Knowledge 347 Staff Photographer It. Anthony Stewart Scholars at Folger Library Study Shakespeare in an Elizabethan Setting The reading room, with hammer-beam ceiling and bronze chandeliers, is designed after a traditional English great hall. About 100,000 volumes fill the double tier of shelves lining the walls. The stone-canopied fireplace is set with marble inlays. In a large adjoining gallery Shakespearean and Elizabethan relics are exhibited (p. 334).