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Coaching weekend
  • 1986
  • View of a carriage drawn by three horses, driven by a man in a top hat and long coat at Rosecliff Mansion. Other passengers in formal wear are also riding, including a man standing on the back of the carriage. A man on the ground is pointing toward
New Union Station, Providence
  • 1986
  • Image shows the new Union Station, also known as the Providence Station facing Railroad St. A group of people stand outside the building next to the clock tower. The R.I. State House is visible in the background.
Providence Public Library, Grand Hall
  • 1986
  • Image shows a construction worker arranging a large sheet of plastic from a scaffolding on the exterior of the Washington Street entrance of the Providence Public Library. The worker wear a hard hat, tool belt and stand on scaffolding in between two
Providence Public Library
  • 1986
  • Image shows a man dressed in a suit and holding a book looking at the renovations of the Grand Hall of the Providence Public Library. He stands between the railing of the balcony of the Grand Hall and a wall of fiberglass that is enclosed in plastic.
Providence Public Library, renovations
  • 1986
  • Image shows two children looking at architectural plans on the floor of an area of the Providence Public Library that is under construction. Scaffolding and doorframes surround where the children stand.
Providence Public Library, Data Processing
  • 1986
  • Image shows the Data Processing/Cataloging department on the fifth floor of the Providence Public Library under renovations. Library workers stand on the far side of the room behind a metal wall frame.
Providence Public Library, construction
  • 1986
  • Image shows construction inside the Providence Public Library near the Reader's Advisory desk on the Empire Street side of the ground floor. Two library facilities workers stand near two ladders near the desk.
Providence Public Library, Wally Slack
  • 1986
  • Image shows an employee of the Providence Public Library, identified as Wally Slack working on the renovation of the building. He stands on scaffolding and is demolishing a brick wall of the library.
Providence Public Library, window
  • 1986
  • Interior view of a large arched, floor to ceiling windows that gives a view of the Washington Street balcony of the Providence Public Library. A grandfather clock stands in the corner of the room.
Providence Public Library, garden courtyard
  • 1986
  • Image shows a worker posing for the photograph at the foot of the stairs leading from the Grand Hall down to the garden courtyard. He stands with one arm resting on the railing of a staircase. He wears large glasses and a hard hat. Architectural