RI State Archives


  1. The First Baptist Church, c. 1920
  2. The State Charter of 1663
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  5. Barrington Bridge 1938
  6. Passengers coming off the Block Island Ferry 1954
  7. A worker at Brown and Sharpe
  8. The state census from 1875
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  10. Some of the many city directories for the state
  11. A shot of the tuna fishing championships of 1966
  12. The former Gorham Manufacturing
  13. A worker in Gorham Manufacturing, 1956
  14. A letter from George Washington to A. Tanner, Governor of RI
  15. An 1862 telegraph from Abe Lincoln, asking for more troops to fight the Civil War
  16. Veterans on Memorial Day, 1937, in Kennedy Plaza
  17. RI Money from 1780
  18. The opening of the Mount Hope Bridge, 1929
  19. The opening of the Mount Hope Bridge, 1929
  20. Traffic in Appanoag, 1940s
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  22. RI State Constitution, 1842
  23. RI Ale label, 1933
  24. A postcard of the State Armory
  25. The state seal in green wax from 1672
  26. Two French officers, World War 1, c 1917
  27. The Wanskuck Mill, c 1930
  28. The opening of the Washington Bridge
  29. Two women on the Carousel on Watch Hill
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About the State Archive: The Rhode Island State Archive is a publicly available department which holds all important government documents for the state and its citizens, as well as interesting historical documents and photos.

Images courtesy of:
State of Rhode Island Archives and Public Records Administration
337 Westminster St, Providence, RI
Tel. (401)222-2353


carthago Maybe I’m wrong, but 30 seems an awful lot like Suicide Circle, looking up N. Main (identifiable by the church on the right side of the street)

Thomas F Travis Hi, do you have any photographs of the New Haven Railroad’s Consolidated Electric Trains. They operated between Bowenville Depot, Fall River, MA and Union Station Providence. My dad use to take this train in the late 1920s. Service was discontinued in 1931, when the Tanker “Hagan” Struck the Slades Ferry Bridge in Fall River. The bridge was out of commission for a number of years. My dad mentioned a siding in East Providence at Fox Point. He said people caught steamers there for New York City.

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