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  • Creator: Van Wagner, Isaac M.
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    • West Nyack: Old Stone Church

    • Churches; Stone buildings;
    • The Old Stone Church, built of sandstone 'bricks,' is a simple structure with rounded windows and a tall steeple. There is a graveyard on the left, an orchard on the right, and a picket fence and a hitching post in the front.
    • Karn malk fall, West Nyack, NY

    • Stereographs; Waterfalls;
    • Karn Malk Fall in West Nyack was named for the whiteness of the water as it fell over a sandstone cliff. Later the English name of Buttermilk Falls was commonly used. The falls and surrounding acreage and spectacular views are now part of the...
    • Seated Man

    • Portrait photographs; Men;
    • An unidentified man sits by a table covered with a fringed cloth. His white hair is combed back and a small fringe of beard is visible under his chin. On the back is written, "Taken by Van Wagner, Nyack, NY." Van Wagner was a photographer who had a...
    • Easter morn, Nyack, NY

    • Churches; Altars;
    • This stereopticon card depicts the interior of the Dutch Reformed Church of Nyack on an Easter morning. Flowers are gracefully arranged infront of the altar, ready for the worship service.
    • Palmer House, Nyack, NY

    • Porches; Towers; Hotels;
    • The stately, grand Palmer House was high above Nyack, offering summer breezes and a magnificent view to its many guests. Th fantastic detailing of the construction includes turrets and dormers, brackets under the eaves, and a wide porch that...
    • Rev. J. H. Gunning

    • Portrait photographs; Clergy;
    • The Rev. J. H. Gunning was the pastor of the Nyack Baptist Church in 1882 when the cornerstone for a new brick edifice was laid. His photograph is listed as one of the many items deposited in the cornerstone.
    • Nyack Rowing Association, Nyack, NY

    • Buildings; Boat clubs;
    • Most of our pictures of this building, housing the Nyack Rowing Association, were taken from the south side. This one was taken from the north. A number of men stand on the dock and the balcony.
    • Lady with black shawl

    • Women; Portrait photographs; Cartes de visite;
    • This woman has her hair pulled back severely but her dress is elegant. The long, full white skirt is trimmed with a black chevron pattern and the bodice is ruffled. The ensemble is completed by a black, ruffled shawl. She is standing in the...
    • Young lady with chair

    • Women; Portrait photographs; Cartes de visite;
    • A young woman stands with her hand on the back of a chair. Her satin dress is trimmed around the sleeves and bodice. Her hair has been braided and pulled into a loose bun.
    • Seated man, Nyack, NY

    • Portrait photographs; Cartes de visite; Men;
    • An older man poses in a shiny suit, pants, jacket, vest, white shirt and bow tie. His hair is swept back above his broad forehead and under his chin is a wispy rings of beard. On the back is written in purple ink, "taken by Van Wagner, Nyack, NY."
    • Young boy by chair, Nyack, NY

    • Boys; Portrait photographs; Cabinet photographs;
    • A young boy stands by a very ornate chair. He is wearing a buttoned jacket and a buttoned skirt, with high leather boots. his bow tie has wide stripes and his unruly hair has been slicked back. He has not been identified.
    • Ornate young woman

    • Women; Portrait photographs; Cartes de visite;
    • This pretty young woman is wearing her finest for the picture. A dress with a frog clasp is covered with a large bow and a shawl. Her hair is piled atop her head, but two long strands appear on her right shoulder. Around her neck, she wears a...
    • Florence and Royden Merritt

    • Children; Women; Portrait photographs;
    • Florence Merritt holds baby Arthur Royden in the photographer's studio. The child is dressed in a christening gown. Barely visible is this information: "Van Wagner's was on Hudson Avenue and Broadway, DePews Glen, Nyack." The words 'Instantaneous...
    • Nyack from the Hudson River in winter

    • Ferries; Waterfronts; Winter; Ice; Rivers; Stereoscopes;
    • The men sitting and standing on the ice are dwarfed by the two ferry boats docked at Nyack's waterfront. "Nyack" can be read on the front of the terminal building, but the two boats are not identified.
    • The people's dock, Nyack, NY

    • Stereoscopes; Men; Piers & wharves; Waterfronts;
    • Fifteen workingmen, all in hats and some holding tools, pose in front of a large steam engine at the people's dock in Nyack. A large pile of firewood is to the left of the huge engine.
    • Nyack express train

    • Railroad tracks; Railroads; Railroad locomotives;
    • The engine of an express train, leaving Nyack, heads south along a single track - high above the Hudson River. This stereoscopic view was taken by Van Wagner, Nyack, NY and is called Nyack Express Train on the back of the card. On the front is...
    • Cedar Mound Cottage, Grand View, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • On the porch of Cedar Mound Cottage, Grand-View-on-Hudson, are a man and two children. The house has board and batten siding, a fairly steep roof, and porch details that are suggestive of the Carpenter Gothic style. The location of this house is...

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