What is What Cheer?
What Cheer Records + Vintage + Antiques (Illustration by Leif Goldberg)
the scene above shows Rhode Island’s founder Roger Williams being
greeted by friendly Narragansett Indians who said “What Cheer, Netop?”
to Williams. in half-old-English and half-Narragansett, this means “Hi Neighbor”
(later becoming the slogan for Rhode Island brewery Narragansett Beer!)
our shop What Cheer? opened in 1999 with “What Cheer, Netop?”
as the inspiration for our store’s name. this phrase has long been celebrated
in Rhode Island and has been used in naming many different businesses
and things, including being used by the City of Providence, and also by a
marching band called the What Cheer? Brigade (which began in 2005).
here are some photos of what’s at What Cheer?
Barware Glassware Local Postcards + Ephemera of Many Cities Countries
Get Edward Gorey Books + Prints at What Cheer
get Vintage Baseball, Sports + Non Sports Cards at What Cheer?
Get Used CDs Compact Discs at What Cheer Records
Vintage Baseball Cards + Sports + Non-Sports Cards at What Cheer?
Get your Bling on with Vintage Costume Jewelry at What Cheer?
Get Your Vintage On at What Cheer? in Providence
Religious Collectible Items, Crucifixes and Books at What Cheer?
Vintage Antique Breweriana and Beer Collectibles at What Cheer?
Breweriana and VHS Video Cassettes Tapes at What Cheer?
This That And The Other Thing at What Cheer?
Vintage and Antique RI and Other Books at What Cheer?
Vintage Costume Jewelry at What Cheer? in Providence
What Cheer has Lots of New England Made Vintage Costume Jewelry
get Vintage Eyeglasses Eyeglass Frames at What Cheer?
Vintage Playboys Playboy Magazines at What Cheer in Providence
Vintage Rhinestone Costume Jewelry Rhinestones at What Cheer?
Vintage Rings and Things at What Cheer in Providence
What Cheer Records + Vintage + Antiques in Providence