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    • Mr. Matthews and Bruce Matthews

    • Fathers and sons
    • Director William Henry Matthews, left, with son Bruce Matthews. An Episcopal priest by training, William Matthews instead served people through social work and political advocacy. He was friends with William Ward of Ward Baking Company and in...
    • Hirsch Family

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College
    • A family portrait of the Hirsch family. Seated, from left to right are: Roland, Thomas, and Elisabeth Hirsch, Elisabeth's mother, Toni Feist, and Felix Hirsch. Felix was Librarian and Professor of History at Bard from 1937-1954, and Elisabeth...
    • Blooming Grove Congregation Church Plans 200th Year Celebration

    • Clippings; Church dedications; Church schools; Churches; Graves; Tombs & sepulchral monuments; Slave quarters; Slavery; Pews; Altars; Auditoriums; Architectural elements
    • This article, clipped from the Orange County Post gives a abbreviated history of the Blooming Grove Congregation Church, from its begins in the eighteenth century. Architectural features, including acoustics, slave gallery, pews, modifications are...
    • Abolitionism

    • Clippings; Abolition movement; Political activity; Interracial marriage; Yellow journalism;
    • A newspaper article reporting, with an obviously strong editorial point of view, on the political struggle over abolition.
    • Presidential Quiz

    • Books; Politicians; Presidents; Hairstyles;
    • Match the hairdo to the president and test your knowledge of America's political history. This funny book, inspired by a student's info ruler, tests your visual memory and gently chastises the media focus on the clothes/hairstyles of women...
    • Tappan Library groundbreaking ceremony

    • Ground breaking ceremonies; Shovels; Bridges;
    • Library trustees, the library director and local political dignitaries are seen in a group during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Tappan Library. There is a golden shovel partially dug into the ground. The group is standing at the edge of a...
    • Tappan Library groundbreaking ceremony

    • Ground breaking ceremonies; Shovels; Bridges;
    • Library trustees, the library director and local political dignitaries stand at attention while a speech is being read during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Tappan Library. A black man in a suit jacket and tie standing in the center of the...
    • Unit 02-Importance of Community, Church and Education

    • Religion; Community centers; Baptist churches; Religious facilities; Immigrants; Education
    • Mr Dodds talks about the church in his neighborhood as being a positive example/force on the immigrant children in the neighbohood. It was a place of socialization for recent immigrants and their families. His family was very involved with the...
    • Palatine Hotel

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    • This is a photograph of the Palatine Hotel on Grand Street in the city of Newburgh, N.Y. which opened on July 6, 1893. Designed by architect Arnot Cannon of Poughkeepsie, the hotel was equipped with electricity, which was the height of modern...
    • The "Better Nyack" Team

    • Politicians;
    • This political card pictures three men on the front. On the back is printed, "Continue the 'Better Nyack Team.' elect for Mayor: Rocky Logiodice. Re-elect for Trustees: Gene Setzer, Bob Demarest. Vote Row B."
    • Caroline Lexow of Nyack

    • Women; Portrait photographs; Political organizations;
    • Caroline Lexow, in 1914, when she was serving as field secretary of the Women's Political Union. This page is from "Ladies' Lib: How Rockland Women Got the Vote," by Isabelle K. Savell, 1979. There are other pages, with pictures, in the same sleeve...
    • 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...

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