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Blackstone River Valley collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2013-11

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of silver gelatin dry plate 5x7 and 4x5 glass negatives and cellulose acetate (safety film) negatives that were found in a basement of a house in Hopedale MA. Images include portraits, family portraits, exterior and interior views of a family, landscape and farm views, Cobble Rock in Woonsocket, Horseshoe Falls (Harris Pond), Hoag Lake in Bellingham MA (a popular recreational destination for northern Rhode Islanders), views of an unidentified mill and environs, farms and farming activities, views of carriages and riders, ice and coal wagons, interior views of retail shops in Woonsocket (Main St.), Cogswell Clock Tower in Central Falls, and mill construction photographs (RIDOT Collection).


  • Creation: 1901-1990
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1905, 1942

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Conditions Governing Access

No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.


3.0 Linear Feet (9 containers)


Arranged by format of negative and assigned negative number

Custodial History

These negatives were found in the basement of a house in Hopedale, MA. by a new owner and subsequently given to the National Park Service a number of years ago.


No accruals are anticipated at this time.

Language of description
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Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA