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    • 115 Hudson Avenue, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Houses; Roofs; Dwellings; Smokestacks; Walkways; Yard ornaments;
    • Steps with a wooden handrail lead down the sloping lawn to a partially visible one-story home with picture window. Prominent in the yard is a grotto with a Virgin Mary statue set into the small hill with retaining wall forming the border between...
    • Gilbert H. Crawford

    • Schools; School board members; Portrait photographs;
    • Gilbert H. Crawford, a school trustee in 1907, gazes impassively at the camera.
    • Edward C. Harris

    • Schools; School principals; Portrait photographs;
    • A bearded and graying Edward C. Harris gazes directly at the photographer. Mr. Harris was the Nyack School principal in 1851.
    • Tunis DePew

    • Portrait photographs; School board members;
    • Tunis DePew, a trustee in 1880 and the president of the Board of Education in 1884, gazes away from the photographer. His face is clean-shaven, except for a fringe beard. Tunis was a Nyack businessman, owned much land, and had the greenhouses down...
    • Miss Mary E. Sprott Later in Life

    • Schools; Teachers; Portrait photographs;
    • Nyack teacher Mary Sprott gazes to the left as she did in the earlier photo. Her hair has thinned but is still piled on her head. Her high-collared dress has many small pleats in the front.
    • Warren Palmetier

    • Portrait photographs; Government officials;
    • Warren Palmetier gazes up as his picture is taken. He lived on Jewett Place in Nyack and was active in local government, serving as Water Commissioner and as Village Trustee.
    • W. H. Thompson

    • Portrait photographs;
    • W. H. Thompson, gray hair and glasses, gazes steadily at the camera. He lived on Central Avenue in Nyack and was active in local government, serving on the Water Board and as Village Trustee.
    • Virginia Parkhurst

    • Women; Reporters;
    • Mary Virginia Parkhurst, in white blouse with brooch at the collar, gazes away from the photographer's lens. Virginia was a reporter and editor for the Rockland Journal-News and historian for the Village of Nyack.
    • Fannie Hard, Grand View, NY

    • Women; Portrait photographs; Political organizations;
    • Fannie Hard, wearing a simple sleeveless sheath trimmed with embroidery, gazes at the camera. She was the chairman of the Women's Political Union of the Nyacks in 1914. She and her husband, Sherwood, lived on Piermont Avenue in Grand View.
    • Michael Furey

    • Police; Portrait photographs;
    • Michael Furey, a long-time Nyack police officer, gazes stolidly at the camera, his face lined and weather beaten. The note on the back, written by reported Virginia Parkhurst, is unclear: "Michael Furey long-time Nyack police officer and off. of...
    • Helen Hayes of Nyack

    • Actresses; Portrait photographs;
    • Helen Hayes rests her chin on her hands as she gazes at the camera. A world famous actress on screen and stage, she was an active member of the Nyack community.
    • Woman at railing in photographer's studio

    • Women; Portrait photographs; Cartes de visite;
    • This young woman gazes fixedly at the camera. She is wearing a dark shawl and a skirt trimmed with wide chevrons. Her hand is on a pillar attached to a railing, part of the photographer's studio.
    • Head of young woman

    • Women; Portrait photographs; Cartes de visite;
    • A young woman gazes solemnly past the photographer. Her dark dress is offset by a wide white collar, where she wears a brooch. Her hair has been braided and pulled back onto the nape of her neck. But her identity is unknown.
    • Carte de visite of unidentified man, Nyack, NY

    • Cartes de visite; Portrait photographs;
    • A bearded man gazes steadily at the camera in the Van Wagner studio. His hair and beard may be graying. He wears a white shirt, a dark waistcoat and a jacket. This is an older style of carte de visite, where the photographer drew lines around the...
    • Merritt Crawford

    • Boys; Portrait photographs; Cabinet photographs;
    • At eight or nine years of age, Merritt Crawford gazes to the right of the camera. He is dressed as a young gentlemen in a windowpane jacket with matching vest, a white shirt, and a polka dot tie. "Merritt Crawford" is written on the back in pencil.
    • Charlotte Crawford

    • Girls; Portrait photographs; Cabinet photographs;
    • Charlotte Crawford was perhaps two years old when this portrait was taken. Her fine hair has been brushed back and away from ther face. She gazes steadily at the camera and photographer. Only the lace collar of her dress is visible. The bottom...
    • Mary Merritt, Nyack, NY

    • Cabinet photographs; Girls;
    • Mary Merritt gazes stolidly at the camera. Her curly hair is pulled back and arranged in ringlets that reach her shoulders. Her light colored dress has a Chniese style collar, a button front, and an inset bodice with a floral pattern.
    • Merritt Crawford

    • Boys; Portrait photographs; Cabinet photographs;
    • Young Merritt Crawford had his portrait taken in a photography studio when he was about six years old. His blond hiar was brushed to the left and he is wearing a tweed jacket and a polka dot tie. He gazes firmly forward, without a smile.

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