Business and Labor

Flashback Photo: Westminster and Dorrance, Providence, 1930s

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This view of Westminster and Dorrance streets in Providence, R.I., was photographed sometime between 1930 and 1945. It’s an office proof from the Tichnor Brothers Collection at the Boston Public Library. The library has in its collection 25,000 of them.

Tichnor Brothers of Boston and Cambridge was a major publisher of color postcards. The company was in business from 1912-87,  specializing in scenes of American vacation places. You can see the whole collection here on Flickr. Or you could probably find a Tichnor Brothers postcard on eBay.


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