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Old Home Week
Newport, Rhode Island

Old Home Week was celebrated in many cities in Rhode Island, as well as in other states, in the early 1900's. This material is apparently all from 1905 and is also designated "Perry Day" and Carnival. In August of 1906 the postcards showing similar decorations were labeled Carnival Week.
All of these postcards were printed in Germany for The Hugh C. Leighton Co., Manufacturers, Portland, Me before 1907.
Thames Street City Hall
Old Home Week Carnival Boiler Makers Float of Puritan Old Home Week Carnival Painter's Float Old Home Week Carnival Elk's Float
Old Home Week Decorations, Washington Square (Brick Market on left) and Perry Arch Old Home Week Decorations, Peace Arch, Tomo Park. Old Home Week Decorations, Thames Street. Mailed September 22, 1906

Continued: 1905 Program
Scans and information by Susan W. Pieroth, 2005. These documents are made available to the public for non-commercial purposes. If you wish to incorporate any document into any published work (including an internet page), you must first obtain permission from the Newport County RIGenWeb Project.

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