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    • China Doll Head

    • China dolls
    • This doll head was found ca. 1975 behind the site of the former Trinity School and Home, later called the Watts de Peyster Home for Girls. During the early decades of the 20th century it was customary for villagers to dump trash along the banks of...
    • "Homestead" Girls' Camp

    • Local history--New York (State); Tivoli (N.Y.)--History
    • Shown here as the girls dormitory known as "The Homestead", this house was later purchased and renovated by Saul Bellow. The house was subsequently purchased by Bard College for faculty housing (during which time it was known as "Bellows' House"),...
    • St. Stephen's Baseball Team

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); Baseball; College students--New York (State)
    • The 1932 yearbook, "The Sketchbook," identifies the baseball team as follows: Stanley Leeke, Coach; Harry Trefry, Captain; Vernon Emerick, Manager; Harry Jones; Richard Stevens; George Jastrom; Paul Woodruff; John Rodda; Herbert Dienst; Edward...
    • Decorated carriage on Elm Street

    • Photographs; Parades & processions; Villages; Carriages & coaches;
    • Decorated carriage on Elm Street with boy following, apparently coming from or on the way to a parade. Note: They are pointed away from Main Street, in front of what is known, in 2006, as #5 Elm Street.
    • Paper by Durland Shows Importance of Chester in History

    • Clippings; History; Historical societies; Historians; Land grants; Taverns (Inns);
    • Newspaper clipping reporting on a Historical Society of Middletown and Wallkill Precinct meeting featuring Frank Durland’s paper on the importance of Chester in history. Apparently, this was clipped from Dr. Wesley Wait's copy of the newspaper.
    • Looking North Along Front Street

    • Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909; Newburgh (N.Y.)--History--19th Century; Newburgh (N.Y.)--Pictorial Works; Parades--New York (State)--Newburgh
    • This photograph depicts a parade along Front Street, Newburgh, NY, during the Hudson Fulton Celebration, 1909. The photograph is apparently taken from a rooftop or second story window. It is believed that Front Street got its name because its...
    • At a Book Exhibition

    • Bookselling; Book fairs; Authors; Actresses; Portrait photographs;
    • Author William (Bill) Owens of South Nyack and actress Helen Hayes of Nyack stand in front of the French Publishers Association exhibit. The picture was cut and so the notes are truncated but the book exhibition apparently was at Columbia...
    • Clarkstown Country Club Circus, South Nyack, NY

    • Circuses & shows; Circus posters;
    • A sign erected in front of several tents advertises a circus for September 7. The performers of the circus - an annual event - were the members of the Clarkstown Country Club, who apparently created skillful and astonishing acts.
    • View from Main Street, Nyack, NY

    • Sheds; Underground railroad system;
    • Viewed from Main Street is a shed with a sign, "Underground Railroad." The structure is on the narrow roadway which runs between Catherine and Main Street, below Midland Avenue. part of this road covers the Nyack Brook. Residents apparently believe...
    • 257 South Broadway, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Towers;
    • This unusual brick (pebbled brick?) house has a steeply pitched roof and a round tower. The two chimneys are close together, another unusual feature. Apparently this house has led two lives. Until the 1920s, it was a typical wood Victorian dwelling...
    • House and business on Burd Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Urban renewal;
    • On the left is a simple white frame house with stained glass detailing in the windows on the first floor. On the right is a beige stucco building with more than one entrance. One door is painted red and green. Both these houses were demolished for...
    • After a fire at the '76 House, Tappan, NY

    • Restaurants; Stone buildings;
    • Fire destroyed the front of Tappan's Old '76 House in 1895, leaving the rooms of the inn and restaurant exposed to the street. The building was restored and was soon back in business. This image was apparently used in a newspaper article. Attached...
    • Battle of Harlem Heights

    • Lantern slides; Revolutions; War;
    • Tinted ink drawing of a battle scene with "red coats" in the fore around a split rail fence and dead standing tree with a small group of blue uniformed soldiers apparently firing at them and other marching off in another direction.

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