He appraises us through the paint with a skeptical look, his eyebrow raised and his mouth nearly a smirk—or is … Continue reading Faith & Freedom Friday: Thomas Howland
As we enter Hurricane Season in Providence we count ourselves lucky to have seen Hurricane IRENE pass by without causing … Continue reading ON THE SECOND DAY AFTER IRENE — ALL IS WELL (AND DRY) IN THE RIHS LIBRARY
Credit: BigTallGuy, from Flickr New Policy! Cameras allowed starting July 1 at the RIHS Library! The Rhode Island Historical Society … Continue reading New Policy! Cameras allowed starting July 1 at the RIHS Library!
Faced with a diary or a memoir or a collection of someone’s correspondence, it’s a natural impulse to try to … Continue reading Grog O' Clock (Martin Page, part I)
The recent high-profile acts of piracy in Somalia have highlighted the divide between the reality of piracy and our romanticized … Continue reading "This Sanguinary Monster"*: The Pirate Gibbs, pt. 2
This, the second of the summer’s pirate-themed blog posts, centers on the brutal pirate, Charles Gibbs. A Rhode Island native, … Continue reading "400 Human Beings!": The Pirate Gibbs, pt. 1
By Jim DaMico, Graphics Project Archivist On January 16, 2007, the RIHS Library embarked on a systematic survey of the … Continue reading Uncovering Hidden Collections: a Look at the RIHS Graphics Collection Survey Project