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  • Description: sewing
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    • Jenny Wren Club

    • Group portraits;photographs
    • Jenny Wren Club picnic photograph. (Beginning about 1907, local Jenny Wren Clubs were sponsored by the Delineator Magazine, a turn-of-the twentieth century ladies' fashions publication affiliated with the Butterick Company, to promote their sewing...
    • SEGMENT 4: Winter fishing, nets, family

    • nets; Ice fishing; Shad; Family;
    • Herring fishing, sell for penny apiece, for fertilizer, salted or pickled for holidays. Fishing through ice in winter with nets and multiple holes for 200 ft of net. Shad drifting in spring would sometimes catch bodies. And horse from ice...
    • Pincushion (Geometric design)

    • Pincushions; Huguenots;
    • Pillow shaped pincushion, with a geometric design on one side. Pincushion is an example of Berlin work. The overall central design is a diamond, with a clover like design in the middle in reds and outlined in yellow and black. The indented edges of...
    • Unit 03-West End of New Rochelle

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods;
    • His family lived on 2nd Street in the west end of New Rochelle. He remebers certain fixtures of the neighborhood: the Union Ave. Fire House, two or three different saloons as well as a couple of grocery stores. He claims that there was a Harlem...
    • 70 Cedar Hill, Nyack, NY

    • Business districts; Factories;
    • On Cedar Hill Avenue, near Depot Place, is one of the few remaining factory buildings in Nyack. The first floor has been modernized, but the corner of the second floor retains some Victorian detailing. The building was once a sewing machine...
    • Pearl River, Rockland County, NY

    • Factories; Railroads;
    • In this large factory J. E. Braunsdorf & Company manufactured Aetna sewing machines and newspaper printing presses in the late 1800s. Braunsdorf was an inventor and entrepraneur who is known as the 'Father of Pearl River.' Later this site became...
    • Railroad station, Nyack, NY

    • Railroads; Railroad stations; Postcards;
    • The Nyack Station sits to the right of the tracks. In the background are the turnabout for the engines and the sewing machine factory. The card was sent from Nyack to Miss Topsy Edwards in New York City.
    • Railroad station, Nyack, NY

    • Railroads; Railroad stations; Automobiles; Postcards;
    • A passenger train is on the tracks and three automobiles await travelers. There are people in the windows of the small Nyack Station and one pedestrian standing further down, near the express office. The building in the background is the...
    • Depot and park, Nyack, NY

    • Railroad stations; Railroad passenger cars; Railroad locomotives;
    • The twin Erie Railroad stations of Nyack are nearly identical, with double windows and gray roofs. On the left, a passenger train waits on the tracks. In the background is the huge sewing machine factory, a large employer of man and boys in the...
    • Neisner's and other Main Street businesses, Nyack, NY

    • Buildings; Clothing stores; Business districts;
    • Neisner's was a men's store on Main Street, owned by a local businessman. Neisner's II was in New City. The stores carried brand names like Botany 55, London Fog, and Arrow shirts. Sing Jewelry was next to Neisner's but farther down the street was...
    • Blue Bird Shop, Nyack, NY

    • Buildings; Business districts; Clothing stores;
    • The Blue Bird Shop, selling women's apparel, once occupied the prime location at the corner of Main Street and Broadway in Nyack. The next store on main Street was not a sewing machine shop but a jewelry store owned by Charles Singer, a Swiss...
    • Part 01: Parkhurst comes to Nyack and gets a job

    • Firsts; Transportation; Newspapers; Newspaper editors;
    • This begins the first day of Virginia Parkhurst's interview. Parkhurst discusses her arrival in Nyack, how she came by her job and what the town looked like. She also talks about the transportation system and mentions the politics between...
    • Willcox and Gibbs sewing machine factory, Nyack, NY

    • Sewing machine industry; Factories;
    • Willcox & Gibbs, Inc. was a national firm that manufactured sewing machine equipment for industry. The South Nyack plant, on Cedar Hill Avenue at the corner of Depot Place, manufactured and sold industrial sewing machines. It employed 71 persons in...
    • Isadora Livingston, retirement party, 1949

    • Teachers; Events; Retirements; People;
    • Photograph of the interior of the Clintondale Grange Hall on Mill Street in Clintondale, N.Y. at the retirement party, in 1949, for Isadora Livingston. Miss Livingston is seen walking towards the stage (third person from left) while the audience...
    • Putnam County, NY map from 1854

    • Barns; Streams; Churches; Mining; Brick industry; Schools; Stables; Outbuildings; Forge shops; Mills; Farmhouses; Farms; Croplands; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Hills; Mountains; Streets; Maps
    • The title of the original reads: ""Map of Putnam County New-York. Surveyed and Published by R. F. O'Connor. 398 Eighth Avenue, New York. 1854."" It was advertised in the Putnam County Courier at the time as: ""A NEW MAP OF PUTNAM COUNTY,...

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