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    • 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...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Skating on Asher's Pond

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Village communities; Local history--New York (State);
    • "Skating on Asher's Pond. In the background is the Beekman Livingston Mill (built about 1715). and the Dutch Reformed Church (built 1733)" (From: "The Rhinebeck Post Office Murals," 1940) Olin Dows Considered the recollections of Rhinebeck...
    • John Carman To John Yelverton Indenture

    • Mortgages; Documents; Land grants
    • It is interesting to note that this land transaction document between John Carman and John Yelverton for 85 acres of land was not signed by John Yelverton. He died within a year of this indenture and perhaps that explains why it bears the...
    • Three young women in hats

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Hats; Straw hats; Gloves; Corsets; Dresses; Blouses; Skirts;
    • Three ladies pose for a studio portrait. The young woman in white in the center is the focus of this portrait. She wears a one-piece dress, gloves, all presumably white, and carries a fan and a small case which would be just the size for...
    • Woman with bracelet

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Collars; Buttons (Fasteners); Ribbons; Bracelets; Eyeglasses; Rings;
    • This woman's hair is long and conservatively drawn back, but not upswept. Her light colored dress, probably cotton, features interesting gatherings at hips and shoulders with white cuffs on the ¾ length sleeves and cut work medallions on the...
    • 1864-03-13 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena news of an interesting court case. He also discusses the death of one of his fellow men, named Charles Booth. Jacob also instructs Rowena to send him some new gloves, socks, and a watch.
    • Railroad Station

    • Photographs; Railroad stations;
    • People waiting on the platform at the Railroad station in Valley Cottage. There is a train locomotive, for the West Shore Railroad (N.Y. Central line), on the right. C. R. Stone, the station agent, is at the baggage truck on the left. The...
    • Piermont miscellany

    • Documents; History;
    • This is a document prepared by typewriter. It discussed some interesting history and trivia regarding the Village of Piermont. The document discusses events that took place roughly between the 1840's - 1940's. Only the passage on the 'Cedar Grove...
    • Unit 09-Thoughts on Social and Economic Inequality

    • Poverty; Social justice; Economic & social conditions;
    • The work that the District Attorney's Office does for the community is invaluable, according to him. He notes that cases that involve narcotics in NYC often revolve around minorities and minority neighborhoods, which he attributes to limited...
    • R. Harcourt Dodds oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Minorities; Racism; Education; Cultural relations; Civil rights; Human rights; Social justice
    • R. Harcourt Dodds, a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY and an accomplished individual who spent many years working as District Attorney in New York City, talks about his African-American heritage, growing up in Harlem, being one of the first...
    • North Broadway: High Avenue to First Avenue 1998

    • Architecture; Business & finance;
    • The four buildings on the east side of this short block in Nyack are featured here. The second story of each building is centered. The two middle buildings, each three stories, have interesting detailing above the windows and at the roofline.They...
    • Smith-Quidor's Department Store, Nyack, NY

    • Department stores; Sales personnel;
    • Several customers and salesmen are standing very still for the photographer inside Smith-Quidor's Department Store, 8 North Broadway in Nyack. Men's pants are piled on tables and shelves on the left of the store. On the right is a glass covered...
    • Old Piermont Methodist Church

    • Churches; Theaters;
    • The old Piermont Methodist Church had seen better days when this picture was shot, but it still has several interesting architectural details. The windows are mostly rectangular but all the glass parts are shaped to look rounded or peaked. Above...

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