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    • Stockade Map drawn by Reverend John Miller

    • Maps; Documents;
    • A map of the Stockade District in Kingston, New York hand-drawn by the Reverend John Miller. While on a voyage back to his native England, pirates beset Miller's boat and all his notes were lost. When he arrived back in port, Miller re-created this...
    • 1864-11-14 Letter from Dr. West to J.P. Lefevre

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United...
    • Dr. West writes to Josiah explaining the details of Johannes' death. He states that Johannes took a turn for the worse on the 4th of November and died five days later on the morning of the 10th. He does not think Johannes suffered and believes he...
    • 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
    • West Shore Railroad Station, Haverstaw, N.Y.

    • Railroads; Railroad stations; Carts & wagons; Horses;
    • This is a colorized postcard of the one-story hip-roofed railroad station. There is a single gabled dormer in the center of the roof and support brackets run at regular intervals from the roof-line to the side of the building. The railroad track...
    • Unit 02-First Memories of America/New Rochelle

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Family;
    • He describes the large house that his family moved into when they first arrived to the United States from Italy. He recalls seeing the Statue of Liberty, and confusing it with a gigantic statue of a saint. He recalls his mother telling him all of...
    • Unit 01-George Astrove's Family History

    • Emigration & immigration; English language; World War, 1914-1918--Veterans; Textile industry; Business & finance; Family; Ethnic groups; Judaism;
    • He was born in Manhattan and lived in the Bronx, NY until he was five. His family moved to New Rochelle in 1935. He grew up in the Glenwood Lake area of New Rochelle (the Webster School neighborhood). He describes his neighborhood as "the...
    • Jackson Hose Company No. 3

    • Fire stations; Fire engines & equipment; Fire fighters; Postcards;
    • Members of the Jackson Hose Company No. 3 and a band stand in front of the Central Fire Station on Park Street. The building is decorated with patriotic bunting; the firemen are in uniforms with brass buttons. The truck was the first motorized...
    • Main Street, Spring Valley, NY

    • Streets; Railroad crossings; Postcards
    • In the early 1900s, Main Street began at the Erie railroad station (on the right). At the left is a sign warning, "Railroad crossing Look out for the cars." Both cars and horse drown conveyances moved along the unpaved roadway. Spring Valley...
    • The Christian Herald Children's Home, Mont Lawn, Nyack, NY

    • Children; Summer; Postcards;
    • More than a hundred children sit on the lawn at the Christian Herald Children's Home. Behind them is a house called 'The Homestead.' Children arrived by public transportation for a 12-day stay at the home during the summer months. The Home provided...
    • Peg Travis on Adolph Zukor's Estate, New City, NY

    • Women; Automobiles;
    • Peg Travis stands in back of a roadster on the Adolph Zukor estate in New City. On the back are these notes: "The roadster belonged to a young man by the name of Eberle of New City. Perhaps the nephew of storekeeper 'Cris' Eberle? The summer I was...
    • Moonlight on the Lake

    • Postcards; Moonlight; Lakes & ponds;
    • This postcard was written to Mrs. Frank Brush, Van Houten Street, Nyack, NY. from Wall Street in New York City. The message says, "We arrived home safely last evening. I did not do all my eyelets, but completed my 'Book.' With love, E. W. B."
    • Hotel St. George, Nyack, NY

    • Hotels; Postcards; Photographic postcards;
    • In 1909, the Hotel St. George was a well-known establishment on a tree-lined Burd Street. George Bardin was the proprietor for many, many years. Perhaps he is the man in the center of the picture.The note, addressed to Karl Pfuffer of Scarsdale,...

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