A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

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Apothecary Show Globes

Apothecary show globes originally served a practical purpose as a way to distinguish between an apothecary’s shop and other businesses. They were first introduced on the streets of Britain as … Continue reading

8 August 2018 · Leave a comment

Nantucket Indian Princess

According to the Publications of the Rhode Island Historical Society, vol. 3, Catalogue of Portraits, 1895, p.102: “The painting referred to in the publication as An Indian Girl, is a portrait of one … Continue reading

7 August 2018 · Leave a comment


Throughout the first floor of the Mary Robinson Research Center, we have several Hull models of different ships and boats, one of these Hull models is of the “Estelle No.1“, … Continue reading

7 August 2018 · Leave a comment

Girls’ City Club of Providence

The Girls’ City Club, Providence, 1920-1970 The Girls’ City Club (GCC) of Providence (MSS 438) was founded in 1920 out of recognition that many social and recreation spaces were available … Continue reading

6 August 2018 · 1 Comment

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