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    • Main Street, Chester, NY

    • Postcards; Streets; Villages; Horses;
    • Photo postcard of Main Street, Chester, N. Y. before it was paved in 1901. A horse and wagon with two men aboard at watering trough in the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Main Street. On the Left is John P. Bull Stationery & Confectionary...
    • Richard Oliver, Civil War soldier

    • African American men; African Americans; African American soldiers;
    • Studio portrait of a Richard Oliver, Civil War soldier. He is wearing a northern Civil War uniform. Richard enlisted in the 20th USCI in Kingston on December 26, 1863. He died of malaria aboard the steamship Northern Light on his way home, October...
    • 1862-12-27 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena how he was appointed officer of the guard in Carolton while the Col. moved to New Orleans. Once Jacob arrived in New Orleans, he found the Col. aboard a boat going home. He expressed that he wished he could write her more.l
    • Villa 'Nuits' (Cottenet-Brown House)

    • Mansions; Architectural elements
    • 'Nuits' is an Italian villa-style mansion in the Ardsley-on-Hudson section of Irvington, New York. Nuits, overlooking the Hudson River, was built by textile importer, Francois Cottenet in 1853. The estate was named for his birthplace, Nuits St....
    • The Old Fire Engine Parade Float

    • Fire engines
    • A small steamer is pulled by two dark horses in front of a long picket fence, somewhere in Nyack. Three firemen are aboard; one has a D on his coat. This was the Old Fire Engine parade float which was part of the Hudson Fulton parade celebration.
    • Orangetown Company Number One: First Gas Powered Engine

    • Fire engines & equipment;
    • Orangetown Engine Number One's gas powered vehicle sits in driveway on Railroad Avenue (Depot Place) in South Nyack. The cab is open, the wheels look like wagon wheels, and the usual firemen's equipment is aboard: lights, lantern, axe, helmets,...
    • New York City-Nyack Ferry 'Chrystenah'

    • Steamboats; Ferries;
    • The steamboat/ferry Chrystenah on the Hudson River near Nyack. Typewritten note says, "The steamboat Chystenah, built by William Dickey at the foot of Main Street in 1865-1866. The Chystenah ran between Peekskill and New York with stops at Nyack...
    • Ernie Buxton Takes Attendance

    • African Americans; Children; Community centers;
    • Ernest Buxton of Spring Valley, a staff member of the Nyack Community Center, takes attendance of group aboard bus before it departs for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Fifty Nyack youngsters toured the center.
    • The Onderdonk House, Piermont Avenue, Piermont, NY

    • Houses; Stone buildings; Historic buildings;
    • The pre-revolutionary sandstone house has a single front door, shuttered ground floor windows, and three dormers. Nearby, in 1783, George Washington was entertained by Commander-in-Chief of the British army, Sir Guy Carlton, aboard the H. M. S....
    • Victory parade in Nyack

    • Parades & processions;
    • Young men stand aboard a fire truck as it moves east on Nyack's Main Street, celebrating the end of World War II in Europe. Standing (heads before buildings) are Carl Lundgren, Bill Wanamaker, unknown, Lew Polhemus, Bob Van Wyck. On the running...
    • Re-enactors on the 'Providence'

    • Military parades & ceremonies; Ships;
    • Re-enactors in red and blue uniforms tend to tasks aboard the ship, "Providence," as part of the two hundred year observance of the Washington-Carleton meeting in Piermont.

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