15 Rare Photos From Rhode Island That Will Take You Straight To The Past

When considering our history, Rhode Islanders have so many fascinating eras to look back on with intense emotions. From our rebellious nature and our fundamental belief in controversial freedoms, to our role in the industrial revolution, and beyond; there are just so many powerful examples of monumental historic moments. Photos help us to not only remember, but to also show us what life was once like for Rhode Islanders and bring us in closer to understanding. The following pictures from the Providence Public Library’s wonderful digital collection are stunning examples. We highly recommend you spend some time perusing the rest of the catalogue, and visiting the library for even more breathtaking photos and fascinating facts.

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