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The Greenville Public Library Photographic Record for the years 1956 - 1963

This collection contains the contents of two books of photographs taken across the years 1956 to 1963. The photographer(s) remains anonymous. The captions are handwritten in the orginal books and the writer is anonymous. The complete collection contains 85 photographes.

It is hoped to add annotations and comment to each image as we locate individuals who are associated with or have knowledge of each photograph and the people pictured.

To use the gallery click on an image of interest and a larger picture will appear.

1.

The orginal Free Library building. Date of photo and photographer unknown.

2.

Interior view of the orginal building.
Date of photo and photographer unknown.

3.

The building in 1956

4.

The cataloging room in 1956.

5.

The periodical, reading and reference table in 1956.

6.

The new Library building - The Henry F. Jenckes Memorial - in October 1956.

7.

The west end of the new Library with a glimpse of the orginal well on the Jenckes estate.

8.

Mrs. Moore, Mr. Moore and Miss. Stillwell relax, after the books at long last are in place.

9.

The main room, all set for the Library's offical opening, November, 1956.

10.

The eastern end of the main room, showing, the children's alcove. Mrs. Forrest Bryant is assiting at the Librarian's Desk.

11.

Mrs. Austin F. Levy, after XXXing talks with friends at the Offical opening, Nov., 17, 1956.

12.

Mrs. Evertt H. Fernald, Mr. Fernald and a young friend. November 17, 1956.

13.

The Offical Opening comes to an end. Mrs Levy chatting with Mr. Moon and the Rev. Mr. Whitehead, rector of St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.

14.

At the exhibition of paintings by John F. Gallagher of Greenville, held March 17, 1957, a marine view is displayed on the platform in the lower study.

15.

Mrs. William Hailsem pouring Miss Stillwell, Mise Allan, Mrs Leon T. Wilson, Jr. and Mrs Moore in the background.

16.

The Librarian, Mrs. Charles A. Scott, Jr. pouring for Mrs Clifford P. Monahan (Director if the RI Historical Society) and Mrs Monahan. Mr. Arthur Newton, the builder of the Library, is in the center background.

17.

Mrs. John F. Gallagher talking with Mrs. Carlton Calderara (center) "Bessie" Fish at the extreme left. Mrs. Whipple at right.

18.

Mrs. Scott Barnes, a charter member of the Greenville Library Association.

19.

At Mr. Gallagher's Show tea is poured by his mother assisted by his wife. Maureen Bates is at the right.

20.

Visitors at the Gallagher Show, March 17, 1956.

21.

"Rush - hour" at the Gallagher Show.

22.

Mr. Stowell Sherman selecting pictures for his One - Man Show, held in the Lower Study. October 20, 1967.

23.

Guests at the Sherman Show. Mr and Mrs. Charles J. Needham at the left center

24.

Mrs. Alice M. Comstock pouring and chatting with guests at the Sherman Show.

25.

Mrs. Andrew B. Winsor at the Sherman Show.

26.

Mrs. Moore and Miss Stillwell make the sparkes fly, while Mr. Moore amd Miss Reynolds listen in.

27.

Mrs. Harry Judson pouring at the Reynolds Show

28.

Mrs. Carlton A. Dexter, the newly appointed Librarian, pouring. Mrs. Evertt H. Fernald, Miss Reynolds, Mrs Donald M. Walker and a bit of Miss Allan, around the table.

29.

Miss Reynolds and her portrait of Eugene Rhodes, an enthusiastic helper at library affairs.

30.

At the Festival of Local Arts and Crafts held Sept. 13-14, 1858. A display showing table, two chairs and tray (center group) decorated by Mrs. A. Whipple, a painting and decorated chair (right) by Mrs. Dorothy T. P. Dame, 3 minature drawings (left) and a screen designed by Miss Stillwell.

31.

Miss Dorothy Allan chats with Mrs. Payette, while Miss Stillwell seems to be waiting for a handout. At left is a head sculptured by Alex Miller, and the folding reading desk made by John F. Cavanagh, Jr. for Mr. and Mrs. E. Clinton Nickerson (givene by the latter to the Library).

32.

Royal Doulton China and silver designed by J. Russell Price. with Mrs Price and Linda Fernald at right.

33.

Displays of wood-carving by John F. Cananagh, Sr., cooper emamel jewelry by Beth Goudis, and ceramics by Betty Goudis, Rita Scully, and Irma Neff.

34.

Display of photographs taken by Everett H. Fernald and Everett H. Fernald, Jr.

35.

Membership drive and Dulpicate Book Sale conducted by Mrs. Carlton Calderara.

36.

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37.

Early birds at the Food Sale - Junior Crafts show, November 7, 1959.

38.

A huddle on Lousia M. Alcott After Mrs Giffrod's talk on the "Invincible Louisa", November 7, 1958.

39.

Portrait of Wilfred I Duphiney, Rhode Island's leading portrait painter, who had ten paintings in the Library and Regional Art Show, May 17, 1959.

40.

The four performers at the Library's Christmas Carol Service, December 7, 1958.

41.

Mrs. Aber tunes her harp, before the Carol Service at the Library. December 7, 1958

42.

Mrs. C. Franlkin Lockwood awaits the return of the coffee pot, with a come-hither in her eye.

43.

Mrs. William A. Reid serves at an up-stairs party. November 7, 1858

44.

Mrs. Dorothy D. P. Dame does the honors. November 7, 1958.

45.

Mrs Wright, Mrs John Gallagher and Mrs Caldurarra at the end of the Show. May 17, 1959.

46.

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47.

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48.

The Henry F. Jenckes house and well, on the site of the Greenville Public Library. Deeded to the Library in 1938.

49.

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50.

Congressman Fogarty and the President's wife, at the Smithfield Industrial Exhibition held at the Library, October 23, 1960.

51.

Industrial show, October 23, 1960.

52.

Industrial show, October 23, 1960.

53.

Industrial show, October 23, 1960.

54.

Industrial show, October 23, 1960.

55.

Mr. Fred Cronhimer describes the orgin of Bell-ringing at the Bell-ringing Festival, December 4, 1960.

56.

Mr. Joseph Lopez leads the carol singing. December 4, 1960.

57.

Janice Nair talks with a guest, after her recital, April 6, 1961.

58.

The two soloists and accompanist, April 6, 1961. Thomas Casey Greene, Jr., pianist, Janice Nair, Soprano, Louise Winsor Moore, Accompanist.

59.

Fire equipment and ambulance on display at the Survival Show, October 8, 1961.

60.

Fire equipment and ambulance on display at the Survival Show, October 8, 1961.

61.

Fire equipment and ambulance on display at the Survival Show, October 8, 1961.

62.

Fire equipment and ambulance on display at the Survival Show, October 8, 1961.

63.

Fire equipment and ambulance on display at the Survival Show, October 8, 1961.

64.

Fire equipment and ambulance on display at the Survival Show, October 8, 1961.

65.

Fall-out Shelter equipment displayed at the Survival Show, October 8, 1961 (Civil Defense)

66.

Mr. Fred Cronhimer directs the Bell Ringers from Grace Church, December 10,1961.

67.

Professor Neil Schroder recites: "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas, December 10, 1961.

68.

Library Trustees of Northern Rhode Island come early.

69.

Library Trustees of Northern Rhode Island come early and stay late. March 11, 1962.

70.

Mrs. Edwin F. Sherman, Jr., of the RILA, pouring. March 11,1962.

71.

Miss Wright greets a friend after her lecture on Africa, March 18, 1962.

72.

Miss Comstock serves Miss Connor and Mise Wright, March 18, 1962.

73.

Good to the last drop, March 18,1962.

74.

Miss Myer, Director of the Rhode Island Department of State Library Service, at the conference of Smithfield teachers and librarians.

75.

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76.

Mr. Raymond G. LaPerche, retiring Superintendent of Smithfield Public Schools.

77.

A library contest in identifying literary characters (figures orginally designed and cut by Miss Dorothy Allan's pupils at Hope St. High School).

78.

"After the Ball is Over"

Mrs John R. Frazierof Providence, Mr. Moore and Mr. Illingworth at the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Library, and the Art Show given by Miss Hope Smith of the Providence Art Club, on May 6, 1962.

79.

The Library's Trustees at the time of its 80th anniversary.

1st row: Baker, Winsor, Dexter, Miss Stillwell, Winsor, Allan.

2nd row: Wilson, Moore, Fernald, Scott, Tyng, Moore. (Mr. Illingworth not present.)

80.

Senator Kane of Smithfield, at the Smithfield Health Service show, September 22.1963.

81.

Hostess and a visitor at the Smithfield Health Service Show.

82.

The organizational meeting of the Smithfield Library Council held on December 2, 1964 at the home of Dr. And Mrs. Paul A. Blackmore on Old Country Road. (Sixteen Council members and Trustees of the Esmond, Georgiaville, and Greenville libraries were epresent. In the photograph Miss Myer, Director of State Library Service is at the extreme right, and the Deputy Director, Miss Dickamer, at the extreme left.)

83.

Old Smithfield - September 27, 1965.
An exhibition of old utensiles and of photographs of 35 eighteenth-century houses - a display which later was responsible for the tour of old Smithfield houses arranged by the League of Women Voters. The interest around these occassions resulted in the forming of The Township Preservation and Development Council.

The Toll Board which hung for years in Mowry's Corner (the junction of Putnam Pike and route 5), and is currently owned by the Newport Historical Society. [The committee hanging the Toll Board comprise Mrs. Moore, chairman, Mrs. Cronhimer, and Mr. Moore.]

84.

The Dr. XXXXX show of Modern Art and its Techniques. May 2, 1965

85.

The Dr. XXX show, with Mrs and Dr XXXX in the background, and at the right Mr. Moore, Mrs Dexter, the Librarian; and her two daughters.