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The Deveau Collection (PSNCA.H.016)

The Preservation Society of Newport County

424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Tel: 401-847-1000

Scope & content

According to curatorial inquiries, the Deveau Collection is likely comprised from the stock of a now defunct Newport photographer who operated around the turn of the century. The images include depictions of Newport, as well as the rural landscapes of Jamestown and Middletown. The majority of the photographs focus on architectural elements of Newport’s history, showing the exteriors (and some interiors) of great Newport estates—many of which have been demolished. Also featured are local residents, landscapes, and shots of Newport’s harbor and wharves.

This collection has been mostly digitized and is available for viewing online at newportalri.org. Items PSNCA.H.016.153 – PSNCA.H.016.181 have not been digitized.