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On Friday, April 13, 2018 from 3pm to 6pm, The Pediment Group will hold a scanning event at the Newport Historical Society Resource Center at 82 Touro Street, Newport, Rhode Island. Photos that the public bring in to be scanned will be considered for publication in the Providence Journal’s forthcoming publication “Rhode Island Memories: The Early Years,” an heirloom quality book that will concentrate on the photographic era up to 1939. In addition to images shared by the public, the book will feature images from the Newport Historical Society’ s photo collection and from other Rhode Island institutions.

The submission guidelines as follows: General interest photos, such as: commerce, industry, transportation, rural life, public service, etc., photos taken from 1800 through 1939, photos only – preferably original photos (no newspaper clippings or photocopies), photos taken in Rhode Island; one submission form per photo; limit 10 photos per family; no appointment necessary. If you are a private collector, please call 360.723.5800 to set up an appointment. General questions about the book project can be directed to Pediment Customer Service, Although Pediment will be handling all scanning, Newport Historical Society staff will be present to advise those waiting to be scanned with best practices for preserving your photographs.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.