RI Photographs, hot off the digital press!

Thanks to our Digital Projects Manager and some very speedy scanning technicians, we’ve uploaded our first big batch of Rhode Island photographs to the Providence Public Library’s digital library!

These photos, from our Rhode Island Photograph Collection, show places from Glocester to Newport (with plenty of Providence); there are Vanderbilts and tradesmen, Ida Lewis and her dog, and people testing out early airplanes.

The images can be browsed, or can be searched by creator, subject, keyword, or date. Stay tuned for many more images of Rhode Island’s past as we continue with our digitization process!

Blogging Rhode Island

If you’re interested in RI history, you’ll be happy to know that our new Rhode Island Collection Librarian, Tracy Connolly, has started blogging about some of the great RI materials in our collections. You’ll find the first post here, and stay up-to-date with all of Tracy’s posts by subscribing to the RSS feed.