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    • Rev. William Cunningham Rodgers

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. William Cunningham Rodgers was the sixth president of the college, serving from 1909 to 1919. In 1910 Rev. Rodgers changed the title of warden to president. Under Rodgers the campus was modernized; electricity, a sewage system and central...
    • Dorothy Little Mitchell Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Motion pictures; Bandstands; Dance parties; Circuses & shows; Chautauquas;
    • Mrs. Mitchell described how the same movies were shown in the town and in the village on the same night of the weekend. They had runners to take the films back and forth between the town and the village. She remembered when plumbing and...
    • Lecture at the Normal School

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    • Large lecture hall filled with female students all dressed in light colored attire. Large light fixtures hang from the ceiling, helping date this photograph after the invention of electricity.
    • Horizontal Corliss Steam Engine

    • Engines; Industry; Factories;
    • The Corliss steam engine was patented in 1849 by George Henry Corliss in Providence, Rhode Island. This engine was installed at Lignum - Vitae Products Corp. in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1899. The steam powered boiler had 100 lbs. of pressure and...
    • Palatine Hotel

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    • This is a photograph of the Palatine Hotel on Grand Street in the city of Newburgh, N.Y. which opened on July 6, 1893. Designed by architect Arnot Cannon of Poughkeepsie, the hotel was equipped with electricity, which was the height of modern...
    • Old Stone Church, Upper Nyack

    • Churches; Stone buildings; Bicycles & tricycles;
    • A girl holding a bicycle and two men stand in front of the Old Stone Church in Upper Nyack. There is no vehicular traffic but two power poles and a street light indicate that electricity was in use. The church is covered in ivy and has no fence...
    • Fishing pond

    • Fishing; Lakes & ponds; Summer; Women;
    • Several people have gathered at the fishing pond. In the foreground is a man with a pole and two women sitting and talking. Another man is on a raft in the pond. There is a young man on the far shore. The area looks fairly flat. Power poles line...
    • Julius Petersen Yacht Building

    • Maps; Boat & ship industry;
    • This segment of a map comes from a Sanborn Insurance Map of Upper Nyack. 1934 is written near the top. Castle Heights Avenue and Van Houten Street meet at the entrance to the extensive boatyard. Ship shed, print shop, storage shed, pattern loft,...
    • Rockland Light and Power, Nyack, NY

    • Power industry; Appliance stores; Storefronts; Night photographs;
    • Rockland Light and Power was a business at the corner of Main and Broadway, where the Presidential Life Insurance Company is now. Gas and electricity were sold by the company, and in their storefront, lamps, stoves, and other appliances were...

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