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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 …


Image of the trademark for Warwick Old Sparkling Ale manufactured by the Warwick Brewing Company located in Natick, Rhode Island.See also:Trademark records (SOS3.3.4), 1908-1972Guide to Department of State trademarks


Image of Governor Philip W. Noel, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh during the RI Bicentennial celebrations in Newport, 1976. The Queen visited Newport in July 1976 for the Bicentennial celebration. She dined on the HMS…


Image of Teutonia House, located at 156 Broad Street in Providence, R.I., the site of the future Outlet Department Store and the current location of Johnson & Wales University.See also:Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa…


Image of the State Office Building at 2 Capitol Hill prior to the building of I-95, the Department of Administration and the Department of Health Buildings, 1946.See also: Department of Transportation negatives, newspapers and scrapbooksPreston…


Image of a soldier standing in front of the Cranston Street Armory located in Providence, Rhode Island.The Cranston Street Armory is a historic building in Providence, Rhode Island. It was built in 1907 at a cost of $650,000.00. The architects …


Image of a Street Sweeper and the Hanley Brewing Company beer wagon located at 428 – 438 South Main Street, corner of Transit Street in Providence, R.I., c. 1890.See also:Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930Rhode Island…


Image of the dam at the Scituate Reservoir located in Scituate, R.I., c. 1925.Beginning in 1636, when Roger Williams founded Providence on the east bank of the Providence River, the only drinking water available was derived from private wells.…


Image of a classroom at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf. The State of Rhode Island first became aware of the need for formal education of the deaf in 1836 when the General Assembly directed town clerks to report the number, age, sex, and…


Image of a Scarlet Fever Warning Sign by the Providence Board of Health.In 1854, Dr. Edwin Snow pioneered efforts to document and analyze a wave of cholera which attacked the citizens of Providence. Tracking the disease among his own patients, he…


Image of the trademark for Santa Rose American Port Wine manufactured and bottled by Romano Vineyards located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.See also:Trademark records (SOS3.3.4), 1908-1972Guide to Department of State trademarks


Image of Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Rochefontaine's plan of Tomany Hill, with the Block House in it submitted to Rhode Island Governor Arthur Fenner, 1796.Born near Reims, France, in 1755, Stephen Rochefontaine came to America in 1778 after…


The Plan for the Fort on Butte's Hill submitted by Lieutenant Colonel Rochefontaine to Rhode Island Governor Arthur Fenner, 1796.Born near Reims, France, in 1755, Stephen Rochefontaine came to America in 1778 after failing to gain a position in…


Images of Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Rochefontaine's plan for Hollan's Ferry to Rhode Island Governor Arthur Fenner, 1796.Born near Reims, France, in 1755, Stephen Rochefontaine came to America in 1778 after failing to gain a position in the…


Image of the Plan of the Battery and Guard House at Howlan's Ferry submitted by Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Rochefontaine to Rhode Island Governor Arthur Fenner, 1796.Born near Reims, France, in 1755, Stephen Rochefontaine came to America in 1778…


Boston August 16th 1796
Sir
I have the honor to send to your Excellency, copies of the
Plans, buildings, etc., now erecting or to be erected afterwards
For the Defense of Rhode Island, or the Harbour of Newport.

Your Excellency will easily…