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Notes on collections and events at the RIHS

Missing the snow?

On this lovely 43 degree and sunny January day, I cannot help but miss the snow. Of course, like all Rhode Islanders, I am never satisfied with the weather. It is never warm enough, cold enough, wet enough or dry enough. Luckily for us the weather is sure to change, just give it 15 minutes.

The Charlotte Estey Collection (G 1150) in our Graphics Collection at the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center has some beautiful photographs of Providence and East Providence taken by Charlotte Estey  circa 1950 in the snow:

 

Estey, Charlotte (photographer). [View of the First Unitarian Church and Unitarian Hall from Benevolent Street, looking towards Benefit Street in the snow]. Providence, Rhode Island. 1945-1955. Photograph: Silver gelatin. Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, G Lot 144, Charlotte Estey Collection.

Estey, Charlotte (photographer). [View of the First Unitarian Church and Unitarian Hall from Benevolent Street, looking towards Benefit Street in the snow]. Providence, Rhode Island. 1945-1955. Photograph: Silver gelatin. Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, G Lot 144, Charlotte Estey Collection.

 

Estey, Charlotte (photographer). [View of the Newman Congregational Church in the snow]. East Providence, Rhode Island. 1945-1955. Photograph: Silver gelatin. Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, G Lot 144, Charlotte Estey Collection.

Estey, Charlotte (photographer). [View of the Newman Congregational Church in the snow]. East Providence, Rhode Island. 1945-1955. Photograph: Silver gelatin. Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, G Lot 144, Charlotte Estey Collection.

 

Estey, Charlotte (photographer). [View of Prospect Terrace in the snow]. Providence, Rhode Island. 1945-1955. Photograph: Silver gelatin. Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, G Lot 144, Charlotte Estey Collection.

Estey, Charlotte (photographer). [View of Prospect Terrace in the snow]. Providence, Rhode Island. 1945-1955. Photograph: Silver gelatin. Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, G Lot 144, Charlotte Estey Collection.

 

Estey, Charlotte (photographer). [ View up Waterman Avenue from North Main Street in the snow]. Providence, Rhode Island. 1945-1955. Photograph: Silver gelatin. Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, G Lot 144, Charlotte Estey Collection.

Estey, Charlotte (photographer). [ View looking up Waterman Avenue from North Main Street in the snow]. Providence, Rhode Island. 1945-1955. Photograph: Silver gelatin. Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, G Lot 144, Charlotte Estey Collection.

 

The Charlotte Estey Collection also contains her photography of Bristol, Galilee, Hopkinton, Little Compton, Newport, North Scituate, Pettaquamscutt River, Point Judith, Portsmouth, Providence, Rumford, Sakonnet and a series on cast iron work in Rhode Island and another series on ship’s figureheads at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

We are currently cataloging her safety and nitrate negatives. In the mean time you can view her silver gelatin photographs at the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center under the following call numbers:

G 1150 Charlotte Estey Collection:

G Lot 144 Charlotte Estey Collection Photographs

G Lot 145 Charlotte Estey Collection Photographs of Cast Iron

G Lot 146 Charlotte Estey Collection Photographs of Ship Figureheads

 

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