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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural. Scenes from 1716 and 1728

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Palatines--New York (State)
    • Panel 2: 1716. From "Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office:" "Sunday before the new First Church, union of Calvinists and Lutherans, at Wey's Crossing, center of the Palatine colony. In 1729 the Lutherans moved to the site of the present Stone...
    • Ruins of L&HRR Greycourt Turntable

    • Digital photographs; Turntables (Railroads)
    • Digital photograph of the ruins of the Lehigh & Hudson River Railway Co. Greycourt Turntable seen to the left of the surviving tracks, now, 2006, operated by the CSX Corporation. In the era of steam powered locomotives, this turntable provided...
    • The Hand Mansion, Nyack.

    • Architecture; buildings; houses; dwellings; Porches; Outdoor furniture; Bay windows;
    • Black and white postcard showing The Hand Mansion in Nyack, NY. Description on back of postcard reads " The Hand Mansion 122 South Franklin, South Nyack, New York.
      This exquisite Gothic Revival house of c. 1853 overlooks a panoramic view of...
    • 1863-07-22 letter from James Thitchener to Jacky

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United...
    • James responds to a letter from Jackey recovering at Camp Convalescent. He appreciates the money sent to him, but finds the hospital food dismal. He asks about the draft and states that all men drafted will partake in a battle. James discusses...
    • Broadway, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Automobiles; Business districts; Drugstores; Shoe stores; Real estate business; Health care facilities; Baby carriages; Storefronts; Bay windows;
    • Photograph looking down Broadway, Haverstraw. The buildings are all brick with glass and wood storefronts. Several businesses are pictured: Miller’s Rexall Drugs, North Rockland Health, a real estate and insurance agency, and a shoe sore. One of...
    • Boulderberg Manor

    • Postcards; Buildings; Gables; Houses; Cupolas; Flagpoles; Restaurants;
    • This is a postcard of the Gothic building known as Boulderberg Manor. The house has two steep gables which interrupt the roof-lines. In addition, there are dormers with steep gables on the main portion of the house as well as a cupola. There are...
    • Boulderberg Manor

    • Postcards; Buildings; Gables; Houses; Cupolas; Restaurants
    • This is a postcard of the Gothic building known as Boulderberg Manor. The house has two steep gables which interrupt the roof-lines. In addition, there are dormers with steep gables on the main portion of the house as well as a cupola. There are...
    • Fort Comfort Fire

    • Fire engines & equipment; Fire; Fire fighters; Fires; Ladders; Hoses; Smoke;
    • Thick black smoke rises off of the crenellated roof of a building. Two ladders are propped up against the front of the building. Two firefighters are on the ladder on the left. To the right of a building, there is a fire truck and firemen are...
    • Piermont parade

    • Parades & processions; Capes (Clothing); Women; Automobiles; Business districts; Storefronts; Sandwich boards; Banners;
    • A group of women wearing capes march in formation at a parade. Two women at the front of the formation are holding a banner. Parked along the parade route there are many 1940's era automobiles. On the left, the parade passes a business district...
    • Demolition for parking lot

    • Buildings; Bulldozers; Debris; Automobiles; Telephone booths; Demolition;
    • This image is composed of handwriting on lined paper and on white paper two black and white photographs are affixed. The bottom left photograph depicts a bulldozer sitting on top of a pile of debris. A bare tree sits in the middle of the debris....
    • Teens gathered around a couch

    • Couches; Teenagers; Headdresses; Students;
    • A group of six teenagers and one teacher are gathered around a couch in this black-and-white image. Three of the teens are sitting on the couch, the other people are standing behind the couch. One of the teenagers standing is in full Native...
    • Group of teenagers around a couch

    • Teenagers; Couches; Headdresses; Eyeglasses; Flutes;
    • A group of six teenagers and one teacher are gathered around a couch in this black-and-white image. Three of the teens are sitting on the couch, the other people are standing behind the couch. One of the teenagers standing is in full Native...
    • George Astrove oral history interview [audio]

    • Emigration & immigration; Family; Ethnic groups; Judaism; World War, 1939-1945--United States--Social aspects; Business enterprises; Business districts; Education; Educational facilities; Military camps; Kidnappings; Homicides;
    • George Astrove, the son of Russian immigrant parents and a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle, talks about growing up in what he describes as an ideal suburban community that embraces diversity of religion and race. Although he was...
    • Unit 04-Comparing New Rochelle, Then and Now

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Cultural Relations; Families; Language; Work ethic; Real estate business; Depressions; Automobile repair; Universities & colleges;
    • There was no specific dress code at school although girls wore skirts and boys wore trousers. He talks about swimmimg at Hudson Park. He talks about how beautiful a beach it was, much more attractive than the private beach clubs. He describes...
    • Colden Street, Newburgh, NY, during the Hudson-Fulton Celebration

    • Hudson-Fulton Celebration, 1909; Newburgh (N.Y.)--History--20th Century; Newburgh (N.Y.)--Pictorial Works; Streets--New York (State)--Orange County;
    • This photograph depicts Colden Street, Newburgh, NY, during the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909. Colden Street was one of Newburgh's main business thoroughfares. As described in the Newburgh Evening News of that era, "...a trip through Water or...
    • Colden to Water Street, Newburgh, NY

    • Newburgh (N.Y.)--History--20th Century; Newburgh (N.Y.)--Pictorial Works; Streets--New York (State)--Orange County;
    • This photograph depicts the intersection of Colden and Water Streets prior to its paving. Colden and Water Streets were major business thoroughfares of Newburgh, NY. As described in the Newburgh Evening News of that era, "...a trip through Water...
    • Ivanhoe Boarding House

    • Hotels
    • The Ivanhoe was an exclusive boardinghouse in an era when Nyack was a prosperous summer resort. Three sections of the old boarding house are viewed from Fourth Avenue, just before the structure was demolished.

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