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    • A Meeting In the interest of the Hampton Institute.

    • Advertisements; Boarding schools; Fund raising; Schools
    • Advertisement for a fundraising event at the Chester Presbyterian Church for benefit of the Hampton Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute which was founded on the banks of the Virginia Peninsula by Brigadier General Samuel Chapman Armstrong in...
    • (A) George and Gertrude Abrams

    • Portrait photographs; Clothing & dress; Waistcoats; Vests; Buttons (Fasteners); Mustaches; Hairstyles;
    • (A) Formal studio portrait of Gertrude and George Abrams. Gertrude was born in 1861 to James and Catherine Crookston who lived in the Tuthill section of Gardiner, N.Y. She was one of at least six children. She married George Abrams on January 30,...
    • Evelyn and Sarah DuBois

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    • A portrait of Evelyn DuBois (b. 26 Jun 1878 d. 10 Jan 1946) and her younger sister, Sarah (b. 08 Nov 1884 d. 24 Oct 1957). They are the daughters of Solomon DuBois and Rachel Eltinge DuBois. Solomon and Rachel also had two sons, Oswald DuBois (b....
    • Wishing you a Happy Christmas!

    • Lithography; Christmas cards; Children;
    • Lithographic process, of a boy standing outside with snow and trees in the background. He has one had in his pocket and the other is holding a rope, which belongs to a red sleigh. The sleigh has ""Santa Claus"" written along the side in white. He...
    • Steamship Union docked at Newburgh, N.Y.

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    • This is a photograph of the steamship Union docked on the Hudson River in Newburgh, N.Y. It is surrounded by snow. Three men appear on the top deck along with another person in the top cabin above the sign "Union" on the side of the ship. Three...
    • Nyack Library's First Home

    • Newsrooms; Libraries;
    • This building, with a large sign saying NEWS OFFICE, was the first home of the Nyack Library when it was organized on January 13, 1879. The owner, John Haeselbarth, served as librarian. The first books came from a small collection at the YMCA,...
    • Mr. A. C. Almy

    • Schools; School principals; Portrait photographs;
    • Albert Curtis Almy (b. 2/11/1848, d. 3/29/1919) had a shock of white hair and a bristly moustache. He was the principal of Liberty Street School in Nyack from 1878 to 1879.
    • Ferry Boat "Tappan Zee"

    • Ferries; Tugboats; Boat & ship industry;
    • The ferry boat "Tappan Zee", shown docked in Nyack, began its trips across the Hudson River in 1878. The tugboat to its left was under repair. Captain John Lyon piloted the "Tappan Zee" and later the "Rockland" for 46 years until his death in...
    • 130 First Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Churches; Stone buildings;
    • Grace Episcopal Church was begun in 1868 and completed in 1878. Local red sandstone and traprock were used, handhewn on the site.
    • 48 Piermont Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches; Towers;
    • This corner house faces Memorial Park in Nyack. The square tower and the columned porch are original features of this asymetrical house. When first built, it faced the DePew greenhouses, which supplied roses and other flowers for customers in New...
    • Tallman organ in Baptist Church, Nyack, NY

    • Churches; Organs;
    • A final concert using the historic Tallman Tracker Organ in the First Baptist Church featured music by Mendelssohn and Bach. This was #34 of the 50 organs that Francis J. N. Tallman built. The wood carving was done by Katherine Morse, an artist and...
    • On the 'Rockland,' Nyack, NY

    • Girls; Ferries; Boats;
    • The ferry boat 'Rockland' ran from from Nyack to Tarrytown and back several times a day. The first charter for a ferry between Nyack and Tarrytown was issued to George W. B. Gedney in 1839. The fares for the Rockland were single passenger - $.50,...
    • Central Nyack Congregational Church

    • Churches;
    • The Central Nyack Congregational Church stood at the corner of Waldron Avenue and Route 59 (West Main Street) for about 100 years, until traffic and progress forced it out. The chapel portion was built in 1878.
    • Prospect House, Nyack-on-the-Hudson

    • Hotels; Resorts; Advertisements;
    • This wood engraving advertisement of the renowned Prospect House in Nyack was printed in an issue of Harper's Illustrated in 1878. In that year, the Prospect House was scheduled to open on May 15th for the summer season. The resort hotel, 350 feet...

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