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Image of the Shoup Lever Voting Machine made by Shoup Voting Machines Company. The Shoup machine is a free-standing booth with privacy curtain. It provides a panel of levers that that represent the choices available to the voter. To place vote,…


Image of President Harry S. Truman addressing crowd at Providence City Hall on October 28, 1948.


A Rhode Island voting proxy ticket from 1842. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Republican voting proxy ticket from 1826. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Republican voting proxy ticket from 1824. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Democratic Republican Farmers' voting proxy ticket from 1837. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island People's voting proxy ticket from 1830. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Liberal voting proxy ticket from 1839. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Democratic Republican Farmer's voting proxy ticket from 1839. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A National Republican Convention voting proxy ticket from 1830. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Anti-Masonic voting proxy ticket from 1832. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


A Rhode Island Anti-Masonic voting proxy ticket from 1830. From 1664 the Rhode Island proxy voting system was simply the sending of written ballots from voters who did not attend the election, rather than a true proxy system.


Image of Ella Fitzgerald performing at the Newport Music Festival in Newport, Rhode Island.See also:Newport: A Lively Experiment, 1639-1969 by Rockwell Stensrud, 2006Rhode Island Historical Preservation Commission: Statewide Preservation Reports,…


Image of Star and North Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island.See also:Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930Various postcards of Providence and Pawtucket, R.I., c. 1918-1919


Image of North Main Street prior to the widening of the street in Providence, Rhode Island.See also:Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930Various postcards of Providence and Pawtucket, R.I., c. 1918-1919


Image of North Main Street and Arsenal Lane in Providence, Rhode Island.See also:Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930Various postcards of Providence and Pawtucket, R.I., c. 1918-1919


Image of North Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island.See also:Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930Various postcards of Providence and Pawtucket, R.I., c. 1918-1919


Image of Cohen Deli on North Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island.See also:Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930Various postcards of Providence and Pawtucket, R.I., c. 1918-1919


Images of land for sale on North Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island.See also:Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930Various postcards of Providence and Pawtucket, R.I., c. 1918-1919


Images of Constitution Hill on North Main Street in Providence, Rhode Island.See also:Preston Collection photographs (GRS5.7c), circa 1920-1930Various postcards of Providence and Pawtucket, R.I., c. 1918-1919