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The Merci Train comprised forty-nine box cars: one for each state, with Washington D.C. and Hawaii sharing a car. Each was packed with gifts from the citizens of France to show their gratitude to the U.S. for aid given during and after World War II.…


The Merci Train comprised forty-nine box cars: one for each state, with Washington D.C. and Hawaii sharing a car. Each was packed with gifts from the citizens of France to show their gratitude to the U.S. for aid given during and after World War II.…


Image of Governor John O. Pastore aboard an Eastern Airlines airplane to mark the airline’s resuming commercial service from Warwick’s Theodore F. Green Airport in 1946. Eastern was followed one week later by Northeast Airlines.
The Army Air…


Image of the cover of the event program for the Washington Bridge dedication on September 25, 1930.


Image of the The Rhode Island Tercentenary Three Cent Stamp issued in 1936, celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the settlement of Rhode Island. The stamp contains an image of the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams.


Image of the covered Washington Street Bridge looking southeast towards East Providence from the Providence side of the bridge. The Washington Bridge was damaged during a storm in 1867. At the time of that storm, plans had already been underway to…


Image of the laying of the State House cornerstone, 1896. There was a grand ceremony for the placing of the State House Cornerstone on October 15, 1896. In a lead box inside the cornerstone is the record that Grover Cleveland was President, Charles…


Image of the Election Day Parade in Newport, 1900.


Image of the laying of the cornerstone for the State House with Rowland Hazard delivering an oration, 1896. There was a grand ceremony for the placing of the State House Cornerstone on October 15, 1896. In a lead box inside the cornerstone is the…


Image of the cover of the State House Commission Annual Report, 1897.


Image from the awards ceremony at Fort Adams for Tall Ships, 1976.


Image of former U.S. Secretary of the Navy John Warner and Prince Harold of Norway in Newport as part of the Tall Ships celebration that marked the Bicentennial celebration in 1976.


Image of Governor Phillip W. Noel and dignitaries aboard ship in Newport Harbor as part of the Tall Ships celebration that marked the Bicentennial celebration in 1976.


One of the ships that took part in the Tall Ships celebration that marked the Bicentennial celebration in Newport in 1976.


One of the ships that took part in the Tall Ships celebration that marked the Bicentennial celebration in Newport in 1976.


Image of Eastern Airlines resuming commercial service from Theodore Francis Green State Airport in Warwick in 1946.
The Army Air Force assumed control of the airport on April 1, 1942, when the airport became the Hillsgrove Army Air Base. It was a…


GRANTED BY KING CHARLES II,
JULY 8, l663, AND IN FORCE UNTIL THE CONSTITUTION, ADOPTED IN NOVEMBER, l842, BECAME OPERATIVE ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF MAY, l843.
CHARLES the Second, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland,…


To the Honorable General Assembly now is session at Providence.

The undersigned, citizens of the State of Rhode-Island, would call the attention of your Hon-
ors to the case of JOHN GORDON, now confined in the Jail of the county of Providence,…


To the Honorable the General Assembly
of the State of Rhode Island

The undersigned citizens of Woonsocket, respectfully
represent that the Laws of this State in relation
to the hours of labor in the manufacturing
establishment are in many…