Sunday, July 11, 2010

Old Providence (c. 1870)

This is more the Providence of Whipple Phillips and his children. Lovecraft would have only heard about it as Providence was doubling its population roughly every generation through all the way until HPL's death in 1937.

This was the Providence that was still small and village-like. Look at all the church steeples in the background. The large reservoir. This was what Lovecraft felt in his quiet Angell Street neighborhood even though Providence had exploded past that stage even when he was a little, little boy.

... antique engraving dated 1872 of The City of Providence From Prospect Hill on heavy quality paper ...

From this book ...

No comments:


Blog Archive


Google Analytics