Historic Odds, Ends, and Other Curiosities

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A new exhibit at the Rhode Island State Archives offers the public a unique opportunity to view remarkable and curious items spanning hundreds of years of our state's history. These items range from examples of colonial money, both authentic and counterfeit, to records of piracy trials, and even H.P. Lovecraft's death certificate.

This free exhibit runs through August 31, 2015. The Rhode Island State Archives is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30 at 337 Westminster Street in downtown Providence. Validated parking available adjacent to the building at InTown Parking.


Image of the 3 cent Win The War postage stamp. The following excerpt is from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum: The 3-cent violet Win the War stamp, issued on Independence Day, July 4, 1942, commemorates the nation's war effort and victory…


An image of the St. Remo Brand Ale label bottled by the American Bottling Company located in Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1933.See also:Trademark records (SOS3.3.4), 1908-1972Guide to Department of State trademarks


Image of the Arctic, West Warwick Business District.Arctic, formerly known as Jericho, is located in the center of West Warwick where most of the town municipal buildings are located. Source: West Warwick, Rhode Island From Wikipedia, the free…


Image of the Ashton Viaduct No. 275 looking north. Excerpt from the Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey, Engineering Record, Landscapes Survey: The Ashton Viaduct is one of the State of Rhode Island's largest engineering…