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    • Margaret Johnston Bard

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    • Margaret Johnston Bard poses for a formal portrait, wearing a long velvet dress. Though few of her personal papers remain, Margaret Bard was known for her intelligence and religious devotion. Her family fortune brought wealth to John Bard through...
    • 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...
    • Steinway Hall Rehearsal

    • Steinway Hall (New York, N.Y.)
    • In this image, four Bard student rehearse at Steinway Hall on 57th St. in New York City. John and Frederick Steinway were both Bard graduates, in 1939 and 1943 respectively. John Steinway served on the Board of Trustees for over three decades,...
    • Apple Mill-Cider Press

    • Cider; Agricultural machinery & implements;
    • This combination apple mill-cider press was used many decades by the Morrison Baird Farm in Sugar Loaf.

      Apples would be dropped in the hopper and the apparatus turned by a flat belt on the big pulley or by a hand crank (missing) on the...
    • Outdoor portrait of Mrs. Fowler

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Lace; Ribbons; Older people;
    • A woman sits outdoors on a wicker chair. This elderly lady may well have been photographed circa 1900 as her image was among the others here. Otherwise, it would be very difficult to say anything beyond late nineteenth century. She continues to...
    • Clarksville Inn Historical marker

    • Photographs; Historical markers
    • The Clarksville Inn Historical marker. This historic Inn built by Thomas Warner in 1840 was a stopping place for stage coaches and travelers to and from the Port of Nyack. It was a center of social life for more than a century and the scene of...
    • Clarksville Inn Historical marker

    • Photographs; Historical markers; Dedications;
    • Dedication of the Historical maker for the Clarksville Inn. The people in the picture are all dressed in historical costumes. This historic Inn built by Thomas Warner in 1840 was a stopping place for stage coaches and travelers to and from the...
    • Great Eastern Store now and then

    • Buildings; Horses; Carts & wagons; Pickup trucks; Porches; Balustrades; Gables; Storefronts; Business districts;
    • This image consists of two photographs one above the other mounted on a sheet of paper. The images show the same location at different dates. The top image shows a two story building with porches on both levels. The entry level features prominent...
    • Ed Coney's grocery now and then

    • Buildings; Carts & wagons; Horses; Gables; Roads; Storefronts; Balustrades; Porches; Shutters;
    • This image is composed of two pictures. There is a caption between the two pictures (transcribed below). The top picture shows a horse and wagon parked in front of a sidewalk that is in front of a two-story building with covered porches running the...
    • Piermont church and town hall

    • Churches; Demolition; Bell towers; Pediments; Fences
    • This image is a collage of three photograph of the same location taken decades apart. The top image is of a narrow church with arched center wood door. There are tall arched windows to either side of the door and a tall bell tower. There is a white...
    • Comfort Coal now and then

    • Roads; Automobiles; Fences; Porches;
    • This image is comprised of two images one above. The photographs are of the same locale taken in different decades. The top photograph is black and white and shows a delapidated building featuring many garages. The roof is compromised and there is...
    • 7 Ash Street

    • Business districts; Bricks; Automobiles;
    • This image is composed of three elements. On the top of the page, there is a photograph of a piece of an envelope showing an address that reads, "John DeLorenzo Back of Garage Piermont, NY". Underneath that there is a postcard which is titled,...
    • Mine hole now and then

    • Automobiles; Streets; Sidewalks; Steeples;
    • This image is composed of two photographs one above the other. Both photographs are of the same location but taken many decades apart. The top photograph is in black and white. The image captured is looking down a street. There are sidewalks on...
    • Bogertown house now and then

    • Buildings; Bricks; Fences; Shutters;
    • This image is composed of two photographs taken of the same location decades apart. The top photograph is black and white and depicts a run-down two-story brick building. There are three windows on the second story and they all have the glass...
    • Antonio Valencia oral history interview [audio]

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic neighborhoods; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship;
    • Antonio Valencia is considered to be the 'grandfather' of Mexican immigrants in the lower Westchester County region of New Rochelle, NY; he was the first known Mexican immigrant to settle in New Rochelle. He spent the next several decades not only...
    • Prospect House Hotel, Nyack, NY

    • Hotels; Porches;
    • The front entrance of the four-story Prospect House with center tower and covered porch shines in the morning sunlight. The renowned hotel was high above the village. It burned down on June 1, 1898. "Prospect House, located on site of north campus...
    • Donation of microfilm machine

    • Libraries; Gifts; Women;
    • Members of the Women's Civic League of Nyack donated a Microfilm Machine to Nyack Library. Left to right in the back row are Mrs. Harry Polhemus, Nyack; Mrs. Julie (Frank) Smith, North Carolina; Mrs. Helen (Clifford) Lasher, Nyack; Mrs. R. Gordon...
    • Alex's Beauty Shop, Nyack

    • Beauty shops; Houses;
    • Alex's Beauty Shop of Nyack has occupied the street level of 69 Main Street for many decades. In 1970 Alex's ad in the phone book read, "One of the oldest and most progressive shops in Rockland County."
    • Happy Duo!

    • Reporters; Historians; Women;
    • Rockland County historian Isabelle K. Savell and reporter Virginia Parkhurst share a laugh at Virginia's retirement dinner. Virginia worked for the Rockland County Journal-News for many decades. She was also the Village of Nyack historian for many...

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