Old Photographs From The
Newport, Rhode Island, Area
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|The back says, "To Mrs. D.
McPherson. Duncan II - 20 years
old. Newport, Rhode Island, summer of year 1900. Electric automobile,
of 80 at Newport plant of New England Electric Vehicle Co. of Boston,
by the month, as from an Auto LIVERY, delivered in morning and returned
at night. Good for 25 miles, on one charging. Duncan McPherson, Night
|One half of an 1800's stereo card of Long Wharf,
Newport, R.I. The
second building from the left says "Junk Store". Click
here for a bigger view.
|Washington Square looking at the Brick Market at the
end of the sidewalk
on the right. The house visible on the left is still there. Taken some
time in the 1860's. The photographer, J. A. Williams, had his studio on
||Washington Square looking towards
the Old Colony House in
1898. This is the opposite direction and same street as the one on the
left. At the far right in the street you can see half of the horse
|Washington Square, probably in the late 1800's. This
appears to be
a funeral with at least one hearse. The horse fountain is in the center
right, and the statue of Oliver Hazard Perry is in the park. On Touro
at the right can be seen the pillared St. Joseph's Church, now a
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early photo has the date on
the back of September 21, 1864. I think the writing on the
side of the wagon (enlarged in the corner) says, "Wm. C. Cozzens
& Co.; Dry Goods & Carpet Warehouse; No. 72 Thames St."
On the right is an advertisement from an 1871 Newport guide.
|The Newport Street R'Y Co. Trolley 33 at the
intersection of Bedlow
Avenue and Broadway after the blizzard of 1898. Right: two employees of
the company from the same time period wearing numbers 500 & 530
on their hats.
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