Artwork of Providence, RI

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1896

Location Note

photo albums 243,244,245,251

GUSN

GUSN-193814

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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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

municipal buildings
streetscapes
university and college buildings
churches (buildings)
waterfronts
photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Additional Identification Number

album number 245

Physical Description

1 photograph album; 13 3/4 x 11 inches

Collection Code

PC009

Collection Name

Photograph albums collection

Date of Acquisition

1984

Reference Code

PC009.245

Acquisition Type

Gift

Places

Providence (Providence county, Rhode Island)

Record Details

Material Type

photograph albums
black-and-white prints (photographs)

Other Organizations

W. J. Parish Publishing Co

Descriptive Terms

Providence, RI

Description Level

Item

Location Note

photo albums 243,244,245,251