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Rhode Island Revisited: The Collection of Howard W. Preston 1859-1936


“Rhode Island Revisited: The Collections of Howard W. Preston, 1859 - 1936” includes an array of early photographs, postcard views and historical publications depicting Rhode Island during the early part of the 20th-century. Among the items are a circa 1880 view of Newport’s Thames Street retail district, photos of Artic Center in West Warwick and street scenes of Wickford Village in North Kingstown from the 1920s.

Custom House in North Providence, RI

Hope Street in Bristol, RI

The Pawtuxet Bridge in Cranston, RI, circa 1880.

William Bradford House with front lawn vegetable garden in Bristol, RI

Center well dug by French Troops at Waterman's Tavern in Coventry, R.I. c. 1910