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This volume offers a glimpse at what Providence citizens found important, funny, and poignant during the early 20th century, when postcards were a popular medium of communication. Within Providence, people frolic during Old Home Week and enjoy the entertainment of the WJAR Kiddie Revue. Important landmarks like the Brown & Sharpe and Gorham companies stand proudly when they were the largest toolmaker and silver maker, respectively, on the planet. Views of buildings long gone but fondly remembered, such as the Outlet Store and the E. F. Albee Theater, are also displayed. Through stunning postcards, readers will delight in seeing more than 200 fantastic views of this fascinating city.
ISBN: 9780738544625
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Rhode Island
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Principal author of two previous Arcadia books, Providence resident Louis McGowan has long been involved in writing about local history. He has collected postcards of Rhode Island for 25 years, and the views shown here are mainly from his collection. Daniel Brown has worked on two other Arcadia books about Johnston, where he now resides. An amateur historian, he has a great love for Rhode Island and Providence history.
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