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National Sampler:
Rhode Island Photographs From the Collections



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Baptism Ceremony
Baptism Ceremony, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, August 26, 1979. Photo by Henry Horenstein. Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/022:HH9).
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Independent Commercial Fishermen’s Coop
The Independent Commercial Fishermen’s Coop. East Greenwich, Rhode Island, May 16, 1979. Photo by Peter Bartis. Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/022:1-22362).
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Tony Matthews sings at the Community Baptist Church, Newport, RI
Parishioner Tony Matthews sings at the Community Baptist Church, Newport, Rhode Island, September 2, 1979. Photo by Henry Horenstein. Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/022:HH54).
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Georgette Berthiaume serving lunch
Georgette Berthiaume serves a traditional French Canadian lunch. Woonsocket, Rhode Island, August 30, 1979. Photo by Henry Horenstein. Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/022:HH36).
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Pea soup vendor
Pea soup vendor at annual Le Foyer Picnic, Cumberland, Rhode Island, August 26, 1979. Photo by Henry Horenstein. Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/022:HH13).
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Romeo and Georgette Berthiaume
Romeo and Georgette Berthiaume in front of their home in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, August 30, 1979. Photo by Henry Horenstein. Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/022:HH33).
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Orchard owner Frieda Steere
Orchard owner Frieda Steere selling apples in her family’s roadside stand. Greenville, Rhode Island, September 12, 1979. Photo by Henry Horenstein. Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/022:HH110).
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Lafond Co. textile mill worker
Weaver and bobbin winder working in Lafond Company’s textile mill. Manville, Rhode Island, September 4, 1979. Photo by Henry Horenstein. Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/022:HH569).
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Clint Anderson with bull rake used for clamming
Clint Anderson with a bull rake used for quahoging (clamming). East Greenwich, Rhode Island,. May 15, 1979. Photo by Peter Bartis, Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/022:2-22362).
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David DiPetrillo paints a work skiff
David DiPetrillo paints a work skiff used by quahogers (clammers). East Greenwich, Rhode Island, May 15, 1979. Photo by Peter Bartis. Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/022:2-22362).
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Haven Brothers Diner
Famed for its hot dogs (“barkers” or “bellybreakers”), the popular Haven Brothers Diner is towed downtown every evening. Providence, Rhode Island, August 1, 1979. Photo by Henry Horenstein. Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/022:HH58).
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vendor preparing hot dogs
Chris Kazianis prepares a Rhode Island favorite, wieners (hot dogs), served in a steamed bun with yellow mustard, onions, “secret” meat sauce, and celery salt at Kips Restaurant in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, May 16, 1979. Photo by Peter Bartis.
Rhode Island Folklife Project Collection
(AFC 1991/022:1-22362).
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