Earl's Court, Narragansett, Rhode Island

Wakefield, Rhode Island

Scallop Town: Known throughout RI as the lair of the free fishermen of East Greenwich. Veteran fishermen, John Bullock, Alexander Willis and John Devlin stand among the many shacks in which scallops, oysters and other seafood are prepared for delivery to the consumer. June 14, 1924 (credit Providence Journal)

Cranston Street Armory (credit Library of Congress)

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