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Image of men making shoes at one of the State Institutions at Howard.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the…


Images of the laundry room at the State Institutions at Howard.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the city is…


Image of the visiting room at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution. This effort…


Image of women In the garden at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution. This…


Image of one of the Hydrotherapeutic Rooms at the Reception Hospital.The use of water in treatment of the mentally disordered probably dates back to its use in Greek temples. In 1902 Emmett C. Dent, Superintendent of the Manhattan State Hospital in…


Image of a view down a hallway at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution. This…


Image of a group of men and women assembled at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the…


Image of a greenhouse at the State Institutions.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site far from the city is indicative of…


Image of one of the Hydrotherapeutic rooms at the Reception Hospital.The use of water in treatment of the mentally disordered probably dates back to its use in Greek temples. In 1902 Emmett C. Dent, Superintendent of the Manhattan State Hospital in…


Image of the congregate dining room at the Reception Hospital.The major improvement of the decade before the turn of the century was the appointment of Howard’s first full-time medical superintendent, Dr. George F. Keene, which signaled the…


Images of a picnic held at the Reception Hospital in August 1914.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution.…


Image of the sleeping quarters at the Reception Hospital.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the institution. This…


Image of some of the bathrooms at the State Institutions at the Howard Complex.In 1912, the Reception Hospital (A Building) was opened. With 184 beds it was intended to permit appropriate diagnosis and classification of patients as they entered the…


Image of work at one of the State Institutions located in Cranston, Rhode Island.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of a pastoral site…


Image of a loom operator at work at one of the State Institutions located in Cranston, Rhode Island.Plans for a state farm reflect the adoption by the state of Rhode Island of some of the current thinking affecting social services. The selection of…


Image of the First Light Infantry Parading through Exchange Place. This ceremony commemorated the transfer of historic Rhode Island military flags to the new State House, Oct. 17, 1903.The following excerpt is from the Rhode Island Historical…


Image of two pages of the journal documenting the Rhode Island Convention held to decide whether or not to ratify the United States Constitution. The Rhode Island Convention authorized by act the General Assembly approved January 17, 1790, "An Act…


Images of the United States Constitution as Ratified by Rhode Island on May 29, 1790. The Rhode Island Convention authorized by act the General Assembly approved January 17, 1790, "An Act for calling a Convention, to take into Consideration the …


Image of the original 1895 McKim, Mead & White Elevation Plan of Rhode Island State House, depicting [Independent] Woman atop the dome. The Rhode Island State Capital is located on the border of the Downtown and Smith Hill sections of the state…


Image of Windmill Cottage (built 1866) at 144 Division Street in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Windmill Cottage is a historic house and former windmill at 144 Division Street in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. It was the home of George Washington …

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