The R.I.H.S. has acquired a stirring Civil War letter written by Carrington Palmer Slade (1845-1918), an African American, Rhode Island … Continue reading Carrington P. Slade: Patriot of Bristol, R.I.
Sometimes the R.I.H.S. collection items record a single moment in time or the life of single person. Today’s object documents … Continue reading Where Everyone Knew Your Name: Barker's Tavern, 1805-1807
This small, precisely engineered, beautiful example of Victorian engineering is a Wilcox & Gibbs sewing machine. As an object its … Continue reading Object Thursday: Sewing with Brown and Sharpe