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    • Watts De Peyster Industrial Home and School

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • Despite the title of the postcard, this building was never home to John Watts De Peyster, who lived at Rose Hill in Tivoli. Originally built under the direction of James Starr Clark with funds provided by John and Margaret Bard, this school had...
    • St. Stephen's Soccer Team

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State)
    • The December 7, 1933 issue of the Lyre Tree reported a strong, though not undefeated soccer season for the boys at St. Stephen's: "At the opening of the season, Coach Leeke, in an informal talk to his squad of twenty-five men stressed three...
    • Nicholas Murray Butler

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Nicholas Murray Butler was president of Columbia University when St. Stephen's College merged with Columbia. As president of Columbia University he became the official president of St. Stephen's (renamed Bard in 1934) from 1928 to 1944. The men who...
    • Three children with doll and Teddy Bear

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Children; Boys; Girls; Shoes; Buttons (Fasteners); Hosiery; Dresses; Dolls; Teddy bears; Toys; Stuffed animals (Toys); Suits (Clothing);
    • Three children, two boys and one girl, pose with dolls. Despite his age, it is easy to recognize the youngest child here as a boy, with high button shoes and leggings. His short pants are buttoned to his shirt which closes from right to left, and...
    • Lighthouse, Rockland Lake, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Lighthouses; Lakes & ponds;
    • A close up view of the lighthouse on Rockland Lake. Rockland Lake Lighthouse was established in 1894 and discontinued in 1923 when it was replaced by a red skeleton tower. It was a cast iron (spark plug) tower situated in the middle of the river...
    • Corner of Gedney and Main Streets

    • Waterfronts; Hazardous wastes;
    • Despite its proximity to the Nyack waterfront and the Hudson River, the northeast corner of Gedney and Main Streets was a vacant lot for many years. The soil was contaminated by oil leaking from huge tanks; it has now been mostly cleaned up. The...
    • Sign to Mt. Moor Cemetery, West Nyack

    • Cemeteries;
    • At the Palisades Mall in West Nyack, a sign sends drivers towards Best Buy, Mt. Moor Cemetery, Barnes & Noble, and Old Navy. Despite public protests, the mall was built around the cemetery which is an essential part of the history of African-...
    • Tappan Zee Bridge opening day, South Nyack, NY

    • Bridges; Transportation; Vehicles;
    • On the day the Tappan Zee Bridge opened, crowds gathered along the Thruway and on the South Nyack overpass, while cars and a bus waited to be able to drive across the bridge.The occasion was festive, despite a protest by local citizens.
    • 20 South Broadway, Nyack, NY

    • Theaters;
    • The Broadway Theatre, built early in the 1900s, had many titles but never was a successful business. Despite its historic designation, it was torn down in 2005 (?). The multi-use building which replaced it has a facade similar to the original...
    • Lyceum Theater, Nyack, NY

    • Theaters; Theater audiences; Theaters;
    • Opening night! Patrons waiting on the sidewalk are dressed in hats and topcoats - it must be cold. This is the Lyceum Theater that was on Main Street, near the corner of Franklin despite the note on the back. The note here reads, "Lyceum Theater,...
    • 35 Main Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses;
    • This tiny house on lower Main Street is a classic salt box. Despite its diminutive size, it was divided into several apartments. The original windows and doors have been replaced. it is one of the oldest houses in the Village of Nyack.
    • Three fishermen and net, Grand View, NY

    • Fishing; Fishermen; Rivers; Winter;
    • Two men and a boy stand at the edge of the icy Hudson River hauling in a net. A rowboat is between the two men, who are working bare-handed despite the ice and snow. The man in the center is Joseph Cella. This is one of a series of shad fishing...
    • Near Washington Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses;
    • A drab, two story house covered in dark shingles has a hip roof. The windows on the second floor do not seem to fit the house - and the dormer in the roof has a unique slant. Despite the clue of a long, low building in the background, a note on the...
    • 30 Orchard Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Bungalows; Porches;
    • This small, neat residence has been altered from the original. It's likely that both porches are additions, but certainly the upper one has a recent design and is probably intended to take advantage of a river view. The gingerbread on the porch...
    • Broadway, north from Main Street, Haverstraw, NY

    • Postcards; Streets; Automobiles;
    • Main Street does not look very busy despite the number of automobiles parked on either side. The cars date from the 1930s. On the left is a sign for Drugs- Soda- Candy. On the right, a sign for MEAT. The card was sent to Mr. Michael Caine of...
    • Dr. George Aloysius Leitner

    • Physicians; Baseball players;
    • Dr. George Leitner, 1865-1937, was born in Piermont, NY and lived nearby most of his life. His wife was from Grand View; they had three children. When he died at age 71, he was buried in nearby Sparkill. Dr. Leitner opened his medical office on...

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