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    • Young girl campers

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' describes this photograph in his scrapbook: "Here are 109 of the 1036 individuals who were welcomed at summer camps and Bungalow Hill over a three month period. Ten minutes before this picture was taken, these girls were romping...
    • Samuel Bard letter to his parents, January 23, 1762

    • Manuscripts; United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763; Seven Years' War, 1756-1763; Imprisonment--France;
    • In this letter written from a French prison, Samuel Bard reassures his parents that he is well, indicating that he has not yet been a victim of "seasoning," presumably a term of abuse. This letter was written during the fifth month of his...
    • Edith May Tuthill

    • Photographs; portraits; Infants;
    • Photo post card of 9 month old Edith May Tuthill. Ida Littell married Harvy Tuthill and had four children: Edith, Marie, Florence & Hope Fay, who died.
    • Memorial Sampler

    • Needlework;
    • Sampler, framed and under glass. Poem to the memory of John Y Dean Aged two years 1 month 5 days. Poem is surrounded by formalized flower and vine design, caption: Elma Dean LaGrange May 1st 1836, two flowers and two willows and various floral...
    • 1862-04-06 letter from Meeker Griffin to Mr. Thomas Dewitt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • In a letter to his friend, Meeker describes life on a Civil War gunboat and the ongoing battle against the Rebel forces. He also talks about his position as messenger boy and powder boy on the gunboat and his salary of 18 dollars a month.
    • Nyack Library Storefront Location: Interior

    • Libraries; Interiors;
    • The Nyack Library moved to this store on South Broadway in 1885. Librarian Emma Thorburn earned $15.50 a month. Shelves lined both sides of the room. On tables were large books and magazines: Scribners, one of the periodicals, was displayed...
    • Kearny's Meat Market wagon, Valley Cottage, NY

    • General stores; Post offices;
    • Kearny's Meat Market wagon of Congers is in downtown Valley Cottage, where Lake Road meets Kings Highway. The building on the left was the Valley Cottage Post Office and also a general store and grocery. The larger building on the right was a...
    • Conklin Cabin, Harriman State Park, NY

    • Log cabins; Portrait photographs;
    • In 1935, the New York Herald-Tribune ran a story on the plight of the Ramsey Conklin family. The caption reads, "A Pioneer Home Loses Out to Progress - The log cabin thirty-two miles from New York, near Haverstraw, which the Conklin family occupied...
    • Nyack Head Start '83

    • Children; Teachers;
    • On February 10, 2007, an event at the Nyack Center commemorating Black History Month honored Penny Jennings, Henry Jones, and Johnsie Valdez of Head Start of Rockland. "Join Nyack center in honoring those in our community who guide and care for...
    • Edwin L. Dahlberg

    • Artists; Paintings; Watercolors; Historic sites;
    • South Nyack watercolorist Edwin L. Dahlberg holds his painting, "The Manse at Tappan," one of a group of Rockland County's historic landmarks executed by the artist in honor of the Bicentennial. The series, which had been exhibited at the Tappan...
    • Nyack Library, Nyack, NY

    • Postcards; Libraries; Stone buildings;
    • In 1917 or thereabouts, the original Carnegie building of the Nyack Library was covered with ivy and the tree in the front is overgrown. More interesting is the pole which carried the power lines. This one was obviously cut from a bent tree. The...

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