Providence Public Library Digital Collections

Welcome to the new online showcase for the collections of the Providence Public Library. Over the coming months and years, we plan to offer more ways to access our collections online. We encourage visitors to learn more about our Special Collections and to visit to view materials in person.

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Airview of Hamilton Mill Village. Houses and buildings from c. 1825

Aerial view of the mill village of Hamilton in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The houses and buildings are from circa 1825.

Woonsocket. Below Woonsocket Falls Mill including original 4 stories of Bartlett Mill. 1847

Image shows below Woonsocket Falls Mill including the original four stories of Bartlett Mill built in 1847 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. There's a…

Woonsocket. Woonsocket Falls with Mills. Central Ballou Mill. 1846

Image shows Woonsocket Falls with mills including Central Ballou Mill built in 1846 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.