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    • Summer Bungalow

    • Photographs
    • Perhaps the Bungalow Pennsylvania. Families rented these cottages at a rate of five dollars per week. William Matthews' scrapbook describes Bungalow culture thus: "A group of cottages named after New York City Hotels...They are completely...
    • Receipt book

    • Cookbooks
    • A handwritten recipe book belonging to Catherine Cruger Bard, wife of William Bard (1778-1853), and mother of John Bard (1819-1899), who helped to found St. Stephen's College. Though the date written on the inside cover is 1803, the book was...
    • Older woman with lace fichu

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Dresses; Silk; Lace; Hairstyles;
    • This older woman with erect posture, beautiful dress and severe hair style wears a two piece dress of a printed silk, with gigot sleeves and elaboration at her wrists and shoulder lines of black silk machine lace. She uses her white lace fichu to...
    • Meadowood Blade

    • Indian weapons--North America; Indians of North America--Antiquities; Indians of North America--Hunting; Indians of North America--Implements; Projectile points;
    • Thin, flat blades commonly made from Onondaga Chert. Very similar to Meadowood Points in morphology, only lacking side notches. They are often found in caches or burials sites (several burial site blades are colored with red ocher). The purpose of...
    • Portrait of Hylah Bevier Hasbrouck

    • Huguenots;
    • Black and white photograph of Hylah Bevier Hasbrouck's three-quarter length portrait painting by Ammi Phillips. Hylah is wearing a high tortoiseshell comb, a black empire dress, a ruffled lace collar and has a white shawl with a purple flowered...
    • Woven coverlet, 1780-1840

    • coverlets; Woven textiles; wool; yarn; linen; plaid;
    • Warp: natural cotton and blue dyed wool. Filling (weft): natural cotton and blue dyed wool. The coverlet takes on a carpet like quality. Its slightly rounded blocks are similar to the large repeat medallion motifs seen in ingrain or Scotch...
    • Scarificator

    • Blood; Health care;
    • The scarificator is a device which was used by medical personnel to conduct bloodletting on patients. This scarificator was designed and created by a "surgeon's instrument maker" George Tiemann of New York city. Tiemann claimed that his design...
    • 14, 16, and 18 High Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses;
    • Three of the small houses on lower High Avenue, only a stone's throw from the Hudson River, which were built in the 1800s for working class families. In the 1910 Sanborn map book, all of these homes have front porches. All have been renovated and...
    • High Tor, Haverstraw, NY

    • Postcards; Revolutions;
    • High Tor is the highest peak of the palisades along the Hudson River. During the Revolutionaty War, American troops stationed at Haverstraw were warned by signals from High Tor of the approach of British ships on June 14, 1776, and thus saved their...
    • 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,...
    • 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, plotted from...
    • A century of service

    • Nursing--Study and teaching--United States;
    • A keynote speech written and delivered by Jane Secor at The Centennial Banquet of the Vassar Brothers Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Associaton on October 8, 1988. The speech examines nursing's history and its overall necessity within the field...

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