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Artwork of Providence, RI

Description

Portfolio of B&W gravure plates of Providence, RI published in nine parts by the W. J. Parish Publishing Co in 1896. Parts 1 & 9 are missing. 42 plates with 62 images. Each part is stamped on the front right lower corner "Gift of Franklin Reed, 1984."

Plates of Providence, showing landscapes, downtown cityscapes, residential streets, commercial and public buildings, waterfront, Roger Williams Park, Brown University and religious buildings. Accompanying each part is a history of Providence with discussion of the founding of the town, government, parks, cotton industry, and education. Images are very clear with lots of historic detail. Excellent quality.

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Collection Name
Photograph albums collection
Collection Code
PC009
Dates
1896
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1984
Physical Description
1 photograph album; 13 3/4 x 11 inches
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
album number: 245
GUSN
193814
Reference Code
PC009.245

Record details

Other Organizations
W. J. Parish Publishing Co
Descriptive Terms
Providence, RI
churches (buildings)
municipal buildings
streetscapes
university and college buildings
waterfronts
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photograph albums
Places
Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)
Location Note
photo albums 243,244,245,251

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