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, customerservice@pediment.com 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 Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).