The John O. Pastore Photograph Album



In 1976, after a distinguished career of 42 years in politics, at the state and national level, Rhode Island Senator John O. Pastore retired from politics and donated his political papers to Providence College. Included among his papers was a photograph album of late 19th and early 20th century images. These images depict scenes of Rhode Island life and in particular buildings and street scenes of the City of Providence.


Many of the locations and buildings depicted in these images are now unrecognizable as the growing urbanization of the past century has changed the physical landscape of Rhode Island. Buildings have been torn down, roads and streets have been relocated, and of course Providence's famed "Cove" has long been filled in. These few images, however, will provide the viewer with a nostalgic look of the "good ole days" of Rhode Island's past.



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Light Infantry
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    1869
    1st Light Infantry on Broad St. (now Weybosset St.) cor. Mathewson 1869
Butchers Parade
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    1883 Mar 28
    Procession of the Butchers Association, March 28, 1883
Board of Trade
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    1883
    1883
Alden House
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    undated
    H43 Betty Alden House, Little Compton, R.I.
Aldrich House
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    ca. 1888
    H7 Aldrich House, cor. Washington & Eddy Sts. Burned Feb.15, 1888
Arcade I
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    1860
    H216 Arcade, Westminister St. in 1860. Built 1828
Arcade II
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    undated
    H21a Arcade, Weybosset St. end. Built 1828
Butler
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    undated
    none
Boat Yard
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    1895
    Paul Warren's Boat Yard 1895
Cable Car
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    188
    First Cable Grip Car for College Hill 188
Car Barn
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    1907
    Old Car Barn. formerly on Thurbers Ave 1907
Providence Cathedral
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    188
    Pro Cathedral. Broad St. 188
Soldiers Monument
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    1871 Sep 16
    Soldiers Monument, Hotel Dorrance, City Hall (Sep. 16 1871 Monument)
City Hall
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    1885
    1885
Regimental mustering
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    ca 1861-1865
    none
Old Court House
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    undated
    Glimps of the Old Court House
The Cove
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    1880
    "Cove" from top of City Hall 1880
Cove from Smith Hill
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    1880
    "Cove" from "Smith Hill" where State House now stands 1880
Cove from Canal St.
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    1880
    Cove basin from Canal St. 1880
Looking S.E.
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    1885
    Looking S.E. from old Gasometer on Crary St. in 1885
Crawford St.
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    undated
    Before Crawford St. and Point St. bridges were built
Eddy House
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    undated
    Samuel Eddy House, 100 Angell St. Prov., Built in 1798
Market Square
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    1844
    1844
Ferrington House
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    undated
    H-55 Ferringtonn House, Benefit St.
Fort Hill
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    ca. 1887
    View from Fort Hill, E. Providence 1887
Franklin Building
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    undated
    Franklin Building
Green's Homestead
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    undated
    Farmer Green's Homestead, Buttonwoods, R.I. Built in 1683
Hoppin Homestead
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    undated
    Hoppin Homestead Westminster St 18
Hotel Dorrance
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    undated
    Hotel Dorrance, built in 1878 Demolished in 78
Hoyle Tavern
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    undated
    "Hoyle Tavern" formerly junction of Crantson and High St's.
Fifty Years Later
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    undated
    Fifty Years Later
Lafayette's Headquarters
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    undated
    Lafayette's Headquarters during the Revolution. Bristol, built 1698