Rhode Island Archival and Manuscript Collections Online

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Wilfred E. Stone Collection (VM020)

Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Tel: 401-455-8021
Fax: 401-455-8065
email: ricoll@provlib.org

Biographical note

Reverend William E. Stone was born in 1880 in Cranston, Rhode Island. As a photographer, he worked for the Providence Telegram and the Providence Journal-Bulletin. It is estimated that he captured approximately 11,000 glass negatives of early 20 th century Rhode Island during his life. He was also an ordained minister at the Knightsville Congregational Church in Cranston, a congregation he was very active with throughout his life. Stone died in 1957.