In 1976, after a distinguished career of 42 years in politics, at the state and national level, Rhode Island Senator John O. Pastore retired from politics and donated his political papers to Providence College. Included among his papers was a photograph album of late 19th and early 20th century images. These images depict scenes of Rhode Island life and in particular buildings and street scenes of the City of Providence. Many of the locations and buildings depicted in these images are now unrecognizable as the growing urbanization of the past century has changed the physical landscape of Rhode Island. Buildings have been torn down, roads and streets have been relocated, and of course Providence's famed "Cove" has long been filled in. These few images, however, will provide the viewer with a nostalgic look of the "good ole days" of Rhode Island's past.