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Map of Providence County, Rhode Island, with some of the adjacent towns /

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Manville, Providence County, Rhode Island

New England hurricane. Cargo boat on bay shore near Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island. Outhouse on bay shore after a New England hurricane

New England hurricane. Cargo boat on bay shore near Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island. Outhouse on bay shore after a New England hurricane

Christmas trees for sale at the market. Providence, Rhode Island

Men leaving the plant of the Browne and Sharpe Manufacturing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, at end of shift

Christmas trees for sale near the freight terminal in Providence, Rhode Island

Tenement houses in the working class section of Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Sitting one out at a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Textile mills seen from a bridge in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Company houses in Ashton, Rhode Island

Mrs. D'Achioli and her sister. They run a truck farm and are FSA (Farm Security Administration) clients. There are fourteen in the family, some of whom help out by working in the mills. Johnston, Rhode Island

Men leaving the Browne and Sharpe Manufacturing Company in Providence, Rhode Island at the end of the shift

Company houses in Ashton, Rhode Island

Company houses in Ashton, Rhode Island

Selling hot dogs at a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Mr. Tucker is the police department of Clayville, Rhode Island. He runs the Saturday night dances and calls the turns for the square dances

Mrs. Tucker, wife of the town police chief, preparing hot dogs and coffee at a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Children getting out of school at three-thirty in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Mr. John Rambone, market gardener and dairy farmer, FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, an Italian. Johnston, Rhode Island

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Music for the Saturday night square dances in Clayville, Rhode Island, is provided by this school teacher from a neighboring town and her son. They are also available for parties and weddings

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

An Italian farm woman near Providence, Rhode Island preparing spaghetti

Houses in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Sitting one out at a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Mr. John Rambone, market gardener and dairy farmer, FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, an Italian. Johnston, Rhode Island

Music for the Saturday night square dances in Clayville, Rhode Island, is provided by this school teacher from a neighboring town and her son. They are also available for parties and weddings

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Company houses in Ashton, Rhode Island

Mrs. D'Achioli and her sister. They run a truck farm and are FSA (Farm Security Administration) clients. There are fourteen in the family, some of whom help out by working in the mills. Johnston, Rhode Island

Mr. Tucker is the police department of Clayville, Rhode Island. He runs the Saturday night dances and calls the turns for the square dances

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Tenement houses in the working class section of Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Houses in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Absentee posters. To combat absenteeism, the labor-management committee of the American Screw Company, Providence, displays this chart with daily figures on absentees and translates this loss of man hours in terms of lost production of the company's product

An old mill and bridge. Woonsocket, Rhode Island

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Mrs. Tucker, wife of the town police chief, preparing hot dogs and coffee at a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

General view of Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Christmas trees for sale at the market in Providence, Rhode Island

Men leaving the Browne and Sharpe Manufacturing Company in Providence, Rhode Island at the end of the shift

Mr. Tucker is the police department of Clayville, Rhode Island. He runs the Saturday night dances and calls the turns for the square dances

Mrs. John Rambone, wife of Italian FSA (Farm Security Administration) client, truck gardener in Johnston, Rhode Island

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Textile mills seen from a bridge in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

An Italian farm woman near Providence, Rhode Island preparing spaghetti

Children getting out of school at three-thirty in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

General view entering the business section of Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Music for the Saturday night square dances in Clayville, Rhode Island, is provided by this school teacher from a neighboring town and her son. They are also available for parties and weddings

Music for the Saturday night square dances in Clayville, Rhode Island, is provided by this school teacher from a neighboring town and her son. They are also available for parties and weddings

Selling hot dogs at a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Old textile mills in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Music for the Saturday night square dances in Clayville, Rhode Island, is provided by this school teacher from a neighboring town and her son. They are also available for parties and weddings

Houses in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Mr. Tucker is the police department of Clayville, Rhode Island. He runs the Saturday night dances and calls the turns for the square dances

Company houses in Ashton, Rhode Island

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

A Saturday night square dance run by Mr. and Mrs. Tucker in Clayville, Rhode Island. Mr. Tucker is the town police force

Absentee posters. To combat absenteeism, the labor-management committee of the American Screw Company, Providence, displays this chart with daily figures on absentees and translates this loss of man hours in terms of lost production of the company's product

Tenement houses in the working class section of Woonsocket, Rhode Island

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Christmas trees for sale at a gas station. Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Christmas trees for sale at the market. Providence, Rhode Island

Music for the Saturday night square dances in Clayville, Rhode Island, is provided by this school teacher from a neighboring town and her son. They are also available for parties and weddings

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Christmas trees for sale at the market in Providence, Rhode Island

Company houses in Ashton, Rhode Island

Old mills on the river. Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Houses along the river in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Street leading into the main business center of Woonsocket, Rhode Island

A Saturday night square dance run by Mr. and Mrs. Tucker in Clayville, Rhode Island. Mr. Tucker is the town police force

At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island

Company houses in Ashton, Rhode Island

Houses along the river in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

War nursery schools. Providence, Rhode Island. Mothers who work in war plants call for their children at a war nursery in the Chalkstone Avenue School in Providence. This Chalkstone Avenue war nursery is one of thirty-five in Rhode Island for pre-school children whose mothers are employed in war work

War nursery schools. Woonsocket, Rhode Island.This young lady's mother works in a war plant. The youngster passes twelve hours a day Monday through Saturday in one of the thirty-five war nurseries conducted for war workers' children

War nursery schools. Providence, Rhode Island. Mothers who work in war plants call for their children at a war nursery in the Chalkstone Avenue School in Providence. This Chalkstone Avenue war nursery is one of thirty-five in Rhode Island for pre-school children whose mothers are employed in war work

War nursery schools. Woonsocket, Rhode Island.This young lady's mother works in a war plant. The youngster passes twelve hours a day Monday through Saturday in one of the thirty-five war nurseries conducted for war workers' children

Lincoln Downs Brook, floodplain management study, mosaic sheet index, Lincoln, North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island

Hand-carved animals at the Looff Carousel in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, constructed in 1895 by Charles I.D. Looff, a master carver and builder of amusement rides

Hand-carved animals at the Looff Carousel in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, constructed in 1895 by Charles I.D. Looff, a master carver and builder of amusement rides

The Modern Diner in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is one of two known surviving Sterling Streamliner locomotive-style diners still in operation as of 2018 (the other is in Salem, Massachusetts)

Old industrial buildings in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, including the Harris Warehouse (left), an 1855 storage facility whose sides bow slightly, and not because of age or wear but beacuse they were designed that way

An elephant keeps a large eye on children playing at the Adventure Playground at Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, named after Samuel Slater, the American industrialist who constructed America's first water-powered textile mill

The old Ashton Mill, now (2018) converted to loft apartments in Cumberland, Rhode Island

The iconic Van Wickle Gates at Brown University, one of America's prestigious "Ivy League" colleges, in Providence, the capital of, and largest city in, Rhode Island

Block in downtown Woonsocket, Rhode Island, that includes the Stadium Theatre (short green building) and, to its left, the Stadium office building

Plants inside the botanical center that opened in 2007 in the 435-acre Roger Williams Park in Providence, the capital of, and largest city in, Rhode Island

The abandoned "milk can building" in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, was an ice-cream shop built in the 1920s that, according to local lore that may be an urban legend, closed in 1968 because ground water in the area was so contaminated that proprietors could no longer safely tap into it