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    • Black Rock, Cornwall, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Abandoned farms; Abandoned mines; Forest reserves; Forests;
    • A view of Black Rock which is in a protected forest between Cornwall and West Point, New York. In early times there was mining, farming and charcoal mining in the area.
    • Steam shovel

    • Steam shovels; Digging; Photographs;
    • A well-dressed man in a suit and straw hat poses in front of a steam shovel. A man stands operating the steam shovel while another man looks on. Also nearby is a horse and rider. Beyond the steam shovel are mining carts. A handwritten note on the...
    • Tomkins Cove quarry

    • Quarrying; Stone quarrying; Steam shovels; Railroad tracks;
    • This is a view of the hillside of an active quarry. At the base of the quarry, tracks for the mining carts run along the ground. The hillside is composed of large boulders and smaller rocks. On the left side of the photograph, the bucket of a steam...
    • Haverstraw, NY landslide

    • Landslides; Brick industry;
    • On January 8, 1906 in the Village of Haverstraw, land undermined by clay mining (for the brick industry) gave way and slid into the clay pits. An entire block of Division Street and two blocks of Rockland Street were swallowed up by the cave-in....
    • Arthur Royden Merritt

    • Men; Engineers; Portrait photographs;
    • Arthur Royden Merritt, son of Arthur Merritt, left Yale in 1909 to become a mining engineer in Arizona. In this picture taken by an Arizona photographer, Royden is wearing overalls, a long-sleeved shirt and a slouch hat. A note on the back of the...

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