Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College


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The annual 4th of July parade held in Bristol, RI. Bristol has partaken in celebrating our national independence since 1785, earning the title of the “Home of America’s Oldest Forth of July Celebration”. Here, the Colonial Navy of Massachusetts on Hope St., in the background is the Guiteras Memorial School.



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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


Fourth of July; parade; Bristol; colonial cities; community interests; Romanesque revival;