The Williams Collection offers a diverse selection of correspondence, legal documents, and photographs. One of the more interesting items, which is presented in this piece, is this remarkable picture. It is a very rare, documented example of an image produced through the use of a "camera obscura," literally, "dark chamber." The image depicts the dwelling of an Indian woman named Sarah Obadiah.
Potvin, Ronald M.
"From the Williams Collection: A Camera Obscura Image,"
Newport History: Vol. 65:
222, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol65/iss222/4