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    • Hartzell Album, Page 3

    • Photograph albums; Portraits, group; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.)
    • This portrait of a campus fraternity is dated 1913. Paul Hartzell is seated in the first row, wearing a bow tie and holding an end of the fraternity banner.
    • Hartzell Album, Page 11

    • Photograph albums; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.)
    • This page displaying three photographs is titled: "Returning with Algebra, Sat. a.m. June 12, 1915" The significance of the mock funeral depicted is described in a 1930 issue of the student newspaper, the Lyre Tree: "There is a tradition of long...
    • Hoffman Store Public Sale Notice

    • General stores
    • This newspaper advertisement signalled the end of an era as Hoffman's Store, located at the base of Broadway, sold off its stock at auction. In his book 'Tivoli, a Social History,' Richard Wiles states that this event was an indication that Tivoli...
    • Blithewood Swimming Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the 'pool by the falls': "The pool was an integral part of summer life at Bard for 20 years after the college acquired it. A green canopy of overhanging trees shaded the...
    • Bard Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • This postcard depicts another angle of the Blithewood pool. Acquired by Bard with the Blithewood estate in 1951, the college maintained the pool until the early 1970s. In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the...
    • Cedar Hill Cottage

    • Photographs; Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.);
    • Emily Olssen Bleeker lived at in Cedar Hill Cottage as a child when her father, the Rev. William Whittingham Olssen taught at St. Stephen's in the late 19th. century. Her recently published memoir 'A New York Lady' includes a passage about living...
    • Erie RR Station Agent's Office

    • Group portraits;photographs;Railroad stations
    • This is the only known photograph of the 1915 Chester Erie Station agent’s office taken while the station was in operation. It was taken in October, 1922 for use in the Erie Magazine. L-r: Robert Marvin, Station Master & John I. Edwards. Items...
    • Chester Academy obseverse

    • Photographs; schools; Postcards
    • Photo post card of the 1846 Chester Academy was located at the western end of Academy Avenue, where the CVS Drug is currently (2006) located. The land for the Chester Academy given by Charles Durland, ancestor of Maude Durland whose daughter was...
    • Last Chance in 20 Miles

    • Photographs; Stores & shops; Hotels; Taverns (Inns);
    • Photograph of uptown Chester opposite Academy Avenue on Main Street. Sign standing on end on porch: “Last Chance in 20 Miles.” Large sign extending from front corner of building: “W?n Fricker ???, G. Krueger – Lager Beer.” Center...
    • Craigville (N.Y.)  School House

    • Postcards; Schools; One-room schools;
    • Post card of the Craigville School House, which still stands, now a private residence, along the road connecting Chester to Washingtonville. In 1910 the road passed to the west side of school and crossed the Cromline Creek in the heart of the...
    • Chester photo folio

    • Photographs; Viewbooks; Villages; Buildings; Schools;
    • Album/folio of ten photos of Chester scenes. Chester High School on Oakland Avenue, called University Heights. Lower left corner marked: "3rd Grade" Bottom: "Chester Academy" "A bit of High St., Chester, N.Y." Right house: "Thompson's" "Along...
    • Eureka Hotel

    • Architecture; Houses; Hotels;
    • This elaborate house was owned by Josiah G. Clark who sold it to Mr. Barnet L. Solomon in 1869. It was located at Land's End which is the point of Storm King Mountain on the east where it meets the Hudson River.
    • Matthiessen Hall, Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York

    • Architecture; Buildings; Concert halls; Libraries (Rooms);
    • This three story building was erected in 1870 by the Cornwall Library Building Company at a cost of $28,000 for land and construction. The first floor contained a bank, drug store, and post office; on the second floor were offices, a billiard room...
    • JohnThurston Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Roads; Farms; Farm produce; Toll roads; Tolls;
    • Mr. Thurston had a genealogy of his family going back to 1682 and he referred to it often during the interview. In 1814 his great-great-grandfather Jacob Cox had 12 shares in the Cornwall-New Windsor Turnpike Company with controlled the toll road...
    • Student in library stacks

    • Libraries; Bookstacks; Books; Students; Studying;
    • Male student working at a carrel in the library near the window. The carrel is located at the end of 2 library stacks. Student is wearing glasses and is taking notes on a sheet of paper while reading through a book.
    • President's house

    • Photographs; Houses; Winter; Pines; Lawns
    • The president's house is located on the south end of the DCC campus facing Pendell Road. The scene is winter and there is a copse of pine trees on the property.

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