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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...
    • Potts Hotel

    • Hotels
    • Caption on the back of the photo reads "First built in 1846 as a store at the corner of Montgomery St. and Broadway, this building was later changed to the Potts Hotel, owned by P.H. Morey. It then became the Elting's Store, and later an apartment...
    • Scene from "Taming of the Shrew"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
    • The actors are identified, from left: Betsy Boyd '51, Carlos Rangel '51, and Hyacinth Coopersmith '48. Carlos Rangel became a prominent writer, journalist and television personality in Venezuala. At his death in 1988, the New York Times called...
    • "The Scarlet Harriers"

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State); College students--New York (State);
    • In this picture, the St. Stephen's cross country team, named "The Scarlet Harriers," poses on the steps of the Memorial Gymnasium. One race that became popular in the 1920s was the 'Whaleback Run,' a three mile cross country race through the...
    • Edward C. Fuller

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Edward Fuller was a professor of chemistry at Bard College from 1935 to 1947. In 1946 he became president of Bard College and held the position till 1950. During WWII Fuller worked on the Manhattan Project based at Columbia. As president, he...
    • 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...
    • Map of the Village of East Chester

    • Maps; Measured drawings;
    • Map of the Village of East Chester. Filed Oct 11, 1841. After the Erie Railroad came throught this section was know as "Chester at the Depot" for a time. Now known as Downtown Chester. Most of the depot grounds became G.M. Roe Lumber & Coal yard...
    • Brooks Carriage & Sleigh Factory

    • Carriages & coaches; Sleds & sleighs; Stores & shops; Workshops;photographs
    • Photograph of Brooks Carriage & Sleigh Factory, located in Downtown Chester on Main Street at Center Street. With the advent of the automobile, it became Brook's Garage. Currently, 2006, this building is occupied by Bodle’s Opera House.
    • Thompson's Drug Store

    • Photographs; Group portraits; Drugstores;
    • Interior photograph of Thompson's Drug Store, located: Lower Main Street, Village of Chester. Shown are: Theadore A. J. Miller (in cap), Charlie Thompson (behind counter). Thompson's Store later became Clem & Daisy's general dry goods store. In...
    • James Henry Conklin & Wife

    • Photographs; Veterans; Group portraits;
    • Photograph of James Henry Conklin & Marry Ann with their dog in front of their home. Following his return from the Civil War, he and his wife lived in the house that became Conservo's Real Estate office, 1960's - 1980's. Now, 2007, it houses some...
    • Pop Steven's Garage on the Monroe-Chester Road

    • Photographs;Roads; Automobile service stations;
    • Photograph of Pop Steven's Garage on the old Monroe-Chester Road, looking east towards Monroe. It became NY Route 17. After the Quickway was constructed in the 1960's (Routes NY 17 & US 6 - soon to become I86) it was renamed Lehigh Ave. Pop...
    • Abijah Yelverton to Peter Townsend Indenture

    • Mortgages; Documents; Land grants;
    • Yelverton Indenture (mortgage) - June 16, 1778. Abijah Yelverton, Innholder, mortgage to Peter Townsend, for a part of the Cromline Tract of 42 acres. This was acknowledged before Judge Marvin in Chester. This 42 acres comprised most of what later...
    • Erie Station at Monroe, N.Y.

    • Postcards; Railroad crossings; Railroad stations;
    • Colorized photo postcard of the second Erie RR Station at Monroe, NY. Located on the main thoroughfare in the Village of Monroe, Lake Street, is was in service from 1842 until 1913. The building survives and in 2011 became a cafe.
    • Ritz Carlton, dinner menu

    • Ritz-Carlton (Hotel : Boston, Mass.)
    • Dinner menu for Ritz-Carlton, Boston, Massachusetts, December 5, 1934. Signatures on menu. Note attached: Chef Bonnio became Managing Director of the Ritz Carlton Hotel-Boston.

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