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    • Young girl in ruffled bonnet

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Girls; Children; Collars; Dresses; Hats; Bonnets; Straw hats; Shoes; Hosiery; Lace;
    • This young girl's dress is certainly silk, as the light reflects from it. The deep handkerchief-pointed collar is further enhanced with the addition of wide lace. Lace can also be seen on the hem of her petticoat. Ruffles inside her bonnet echo...
    • Alice Gerard Interview Part 2

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    • Alice Gerard talks about her work as an archeologist with emphasis on the French site Glozel which was the subject of her book: Glozel, Bones of Contention. She also reflects on her work with the Nicholas Gesner diary and the need for young people...
    • William Debevoise Interview

    • Childhood & youth;
    • Bill Debevoise discusses growing up & going to school in a rapidly changing Rockland County in the late 1950s and 1960s. He reflects on how the changing demographics, specifically an increasing population, impacted the local landscape and he...
    • R. Clinton Taplin Interview

    • Journalists
    • Clint Taplin reflects on his life growing up in Nyack and Nanuet, his education, time in the U.S. Army, and his career as a journalist for the Journal News and the Bergen Record. He also offers perspective on the changing role of newspapers,...
    • Valencia Unit 04 - Looking Back on Becoming a Citizen of he United States

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship; Religion; Catholicism;
    • He reflects on how he ended up living in the United States. He atrributes some of his the circumstances surrounding his immigration story to living in America to good luck and happenstance, particularly meeting the Vergara Family through a mutual...
    • Unit 02-Memories of Elementary School

    • Kidnappings; Homicides; Education; Educational facilities; World War, 1939-1945--Social aspects; Patriotism;
    • In 1938 a little boy named Peter Levine was kidnapped and murdered. George's sister knew the boy who attended Albert Leonard Junior High at the time he went missing. Backdrop/origins of WWII are referenced in passing. George reflects on the...
    • Harry Lott oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Families; Religious fundamentalism; Depressions; Social classes; Language; Work ethic; Education; Universities and colleges; Cultural relations;
    • Mr Harry Lott, a long time resident of the City of New Rochelle (located within Southern Westchester County in New York State), talks about the uniqueness of the experience of being raised within a 'typical' American suburb by immigrant parents who...
    • Unit 03-Downtown New Rochelle and New Rochelle Education System

    • Business enterprises; Business districts; Commerce; Family; Education; Motion picture studios; Motion picture industry;
    • Leibman's Department Store and Talner's were staples of downtown shopping, along with Hansen's Restaurant. Lenora's was also a popular women's clothing store that was owned by three sisters. Lauracelli was a popular food mart/supermarket. She...
    • Unit 04-New Rochelle during WWII Timeframe

    • War; Suburban life; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Judaism;
    • There were many prominent Jewish families that lived in New Rochelle; many lived in the Beechwood section of New Rochelle. Other families, like hers, lived on South Side of New Rochelle close to Main Street. Temple Israel was originally located...
    • Memorial Park at Dusk

    • Parks
    • The Hudson River reflects the fading light of the evening sky and silhouettes the gazebo and benches of Memorial park, Nyack, NY.
    • Tappan Zee Bridge Nearing Completion

    • Bridges; Bridge construction;
    • The icy Hudson River reflects the nearly completed bridge. The buses were used to transport workers who worked on the final paving. Westchester County is in the distance, almost three miles away, but now connected by the TZ Bridge to Rockland...
    • 117 North Broadway, Nyack, NY

    • Architecture; Houses; Cupolas;
    • This bracketed house with a center cupola is similar in style to "Pretty Penny,"another mansion on North Broadway that was once owned by actress Helen Hayes. The mansard addition on the right reflects a later fashion. At one time, this house was...
    • 16 Fourth Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches; Fences;
    • This simple one-and-a-half story house is a typical mid-nineteenth century residence for a family of modest means. The first owner was James Coates, who lived in the house until 1860. All these many years later, the house reflects the builder's...
    • Unit 01 Arthur McElroy tells of Somers connection

    • Circus animals; Circuses & shows;
    • Arthur McElroy reflects about his circus/menagerie heritage, visits to Somers and family in Somers, b. in NYC, grew up in Irvington but always considered Somers his 2nd home; speaks of relationship to Bailey family. his family paid regular visits...

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