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Images of the Royal Charter Seal box. Boxes used to transport the Royal Charter and Seal from England. The remainder of the box that held the rolled document has not survived.
(Preston Collection photograph, 1930, C#858)


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,…


Image of the cover page of the official record of the State Constitution of 1842.
The constitution was ratified in November 1842 after the Dorr Rebellion, and the constitution became effective in May 1843.


Images of the 1852 publication of State Constitution of 1842.


Includes eight images of the pages of the proposed Constitution of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations as adopted by the People's Convention assembled in Providence on November 18, 1841 known as the "People's Constitution."


Image from Governor John H. Chafee's inauguration following his re-election as Governor in 1965.


Image of the opening of Route 95 at Thurbers Avenue in Providence.


Image of Governor John H. Chafee at the opening of Route 95 at Thurbers Avenue in Providence.


Image of Governor John H. Chafee at the opening of Route 95 at Thurbers Avenue in Providence.


Image of Memorial Ceremony dedicating World War I monument at Pawtucket Post #4.


Image of Patrick Conley, Chair of the RI Bicentennial Commission, with children.


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 children in a carriage during the RI Bicentennial celebrations, 1976.


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 the RI 1976 Bicentennial emblem


Image of Governor Frank Licht during RI Bicentennial celebrations in 1976.


Image of Governor John O. Pastore serving as engineer on the Merci Train.
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…


Image of Senators Theodore Francis Greene and J. Howard McGrath meeting with President Truman on the day he addressed a crowd at City Hall in Providence.


Image of the Victory Parade in Providence held on May 11, 1919. After the armistice of November 11, 1918, a World War I Victory Parade took place in Exchange Place in Providence. In the center of the plaza was a Victory Arch, atop of which was a…