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    • Emma Hardy Memorial Home

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    • A Victorian style house originally owned by Mrs. Clementine Talmadge, a daughter of Catherine Sands Ring. The Sands-Ring family was among the earliest settlers in Cornwall.
    • Abraham Hasbrouck house, New Paltz

    • Houses; Stone buildings; Dormers;
    • Located on Huguenot Street in the village of New Paltz.
      "This house, built by Daniel Hasbrouck, son of Abraham Hasbrouck and his wife Maria Deyo Hasbrouck, represents a more typical type of Hudson Valley Dutch-style architecture than most of the...
    • Woven coverlet, ca. 1770

    • Coverlets; Woven textiles; Wool; Yarn; Linen; Plaid;
    • Warp: linen. Weft: wool; This may represent the earliest coverlet in the HHS collection. In this example two colors of wool yarn are used in the weft (filling) to create the design. In addition the linen warp yarns are used in groups and the size...
    • Dr. Abraham Gesner

    • Photographs; Portrait photographs; Physicians
    • Dr. Abraham Gesner, was born 1797. He was the nephew of Nicholas who visited in 1850 from Nova Scotia. The earliest Gesner family member, Johan Hendrick, came to Tappan and bought 56 acres from Johannes DeFries.
    • Head stones

    • Photographs; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Cemeteries;
    • Two ancient sandstone head stones in the old church burial ground on Germonds Road, site of first church (in Dutch) 1705 and 1763. The Oblenis family were among the earliest settlers in Clarkstown (West Nyack).
    • Joseph Pisani oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Education; Typhoid fever;
    • Joseph Pisani, a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY, talks about his earliest memories of his family's immigration to the United States, recalls the cultural hurdles that he and his family encountered--and eventually learned to overcome--in...
    • Angela LaRocca oral history interview [audio]

    • Cultural relations; Families; English language; Food; Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Language; Working class; Laborers; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods;
    • Ms Larocca is a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle, located in Southern Westchester County. She describes some of her earliest memories and experiences of growing up in New Rochelle, with emphasis focused on her family's Italian...
    • Earliest known photo of Liberty Street School, Nyack

    • Schools; Advertising;
    • The Liberty Street School as it looked after the first remodeling and addition in 1867. Note the advertisements on the fence of an adjoining property. An old note connected to this picture says," School building: The earliest known picture of the...
    • 53 Washington Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Chimneys;
    • Nyack houses which faced west often had a porch in the rear that faced the Hudson River - like this one does. Three chimneys and a set of bay windows are unique to this house. It was built in 1860 by James C. Wool, one of the earliest houses in...
    • Wayside Chapel, Nyack, NY

    • Churches; Postcards; Roads;
    • In 1905 the Bight was a quiet area. The Wayside Chapel, on the right,is built of local red sandstone. It was one of the earliest churches in the Nyack area. The sender of the card has written, "I will tell you about this some other time. Just above...
    • 35 Ackerman Place, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • This dwelling, built about 1870, has had additions (the room under the porch) and replacements (windows and siding). It was part of a larger parcel of land owned by George Gedney, one of Nyack's earliest developers.
    • South Broadway and DePew Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Churches; Community centers;
    • The Nyack Center was formerly the First Presbyterian Church, one of Nyack's earliest religious groups. The white clapboard building still retains many architectural elements of its former days but it is now used for performances, meetings, child...
    • Accident in Valley Cottage, NY

    • Automobiles;
    • Three men examine a car which has struck a telephone pole in Valley Cottage in 1918. The left front wheel is on the left side of the pole but the same side headlight is on the right. This may have been the earliest picture of a car crash in...
    • 149 Cedar Hill Avenue, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Garages;
    • This small house, built about 1890, on Cedar Hill Avenue faces an intersection. The two-story house does have a small attic and a basement. The front windows have shutters; the side windows do not. The garage in the back has double doors with...

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