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Rhode Island’s Major Cities Looked So Different In 1910

The 1910s were a pivotal era in world history. Not only was WWI in full effect, but major advancements in technology were happening all around. States like Rhode Island were blossoming with new immigrants settling in the state and many states were celebrating a booming economy prior to the great depression that was still a decade away. While it’s fascinating to read up and learn more about what life was once like, nothing quite compares to looking at old photos to help visualize the times. These 11 photos taken throughout the 1910s in Rhode Island’s major cities are simply amazing!

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Jeana is a freelance writer, musician, and student. She is in the Providence based acoustic duo Tammy & Jeana, and the folk act known as Great Gale. Jeana commutes to Northeastern University in Boston where she is pursuing an M.S. in Organizational Communication. As a long time Rhode Islander who was born in Warwick, she loves promoting the state's wonders.