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    • Group photo of the members of the Student Fire Department

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • Members of the Department pose for a photo. That year, they were led by Walter Kaufman, Chief; Emmett O'Brien, Jr. '53, 1st Assistant Chief; and John E. Jolliffe '52, 2nd Assistant Chief. Originally founded by George Blackstone in 1942, the...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: 1780's Cornshucking Bee

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Local history--New York (State); Village communities
    • ". . . The boy who has found a red ear kisses the girl who brings the cider." ("Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office") Notice Dows's inclusion of a black slave laborer in lower right corner. Slavery officially persisted in New York State until 1799....
    • Sketch for Rhinebeck Post Office Mural : Cornshucking Bee

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Local history--New York (State); Village communities;
    • ". . . The boy who has found a red ear kisses the girl who brings the cider." ("Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office") Notice Dows's inclusion of a black slave laborer in lower right corner. Slavery officially persisted in New York State until 1799....
    • Erie RR Station Agent's Office

    • Group portraits;photographs;Railroad stations
    • This is the only known photograph of the 1915 Chester Erie Station agent’s office taken while the station was in operation. It was taken in October, 1922 for use in the Erie Magazine. L-r: Robert Marvin, Station Master & John I. Edwards. Items...
    • Railroad Station, Cairo, New York

    • Postcards; Railroads;
    • The railroad station in Cairo, completed in 1884, was located on Railroad Ave. and was the final terminus of the Catskill Mt. Railway. The station ran until 1919 when the first World War effort required all scrap iron be used elsewhere. The advent...
    • Dock landing of the "Clermont"

    • Postcards; Loading docks; Ships; People; Luggage; Travel;
    • Dock landing of the "Clermont." The "Clermont," the first boat propelled by steam, required 32 hours to go to Albany from New York City-about 150 miles. The fare was $7., and freight was carried at the rate of three cents a pound. Plying the same...
    • Articles of Agreement,

    • African American families; African American children; African American parents; African American women; African Americans; Slaveholders; Slavery; Slaves;
    • An agreement made between Margrietje Bevier and her son, Solomon Bevier. Solomon is required to care for his widowed mother as well as her slave Molly and her three children; Jack, Jinny and an unnamed young child.
    • Tappan Reformed Church Indenture

    • Documents; Land grants; Paperwork;
    • This four page indenture grants a parcel of land from the County of Rockland to the Consistory of the Tappan Reformed Church. The indenture is dated February 10, 1931. The parcel of land is being exchanged for the sum of one dollar and required...
    • Love perforated paper needlework

    • Embroidery -- Patterns;
    • Love embroidered on perforated paper in green, blue, pink, red and yellow.; Starting in the 1820s, women could purchase commercially produced perforated cardboard for making smaller embroidered items such as book-marks, needle cases and trinket...
    • Unit 03-Immigrant Customs During Childhood

    • Immigrants; Ethnic groups; Emigration & immigration; Cultural Relations; Religious education; Families; Language; Work ethic; Real estate business; Depressions; Automobile repair; Victims of crimes;
    • He references the depression of 1929 as being very hard hitting since there wasn't really much existing industry in New Rochelle. His parents spoke Yiddish when they first came to the United States, and frequently spoke it in the house. He talks...
    • Agreement between Samuel Prime and Newburgh Academy

    • Newburgh (N.Y.)--History--19th Century;
    • This is an agreement between Samuel I. Prime and the Trustees of Newburgh Academy to take charge and be Principal of the Academy for one year beginning May 1, 1836. He is required to hire assistants at his own expense to instruct the students. ...
    • Circus Wagon on North Broadway Near Main Street in Nyack

    • Roads; Transportation; Circus parades;
    • Circus wagon 17 rolls by a few spectators on North Broadway in Nyack. In the background is a small brewery, India Wharf. Many small circuses visited Nyack during the late 1800's and early 1900's. The village required a license fee of $0.35 from...
    • View of Nyack, NY

    • Views; Postcards;
    • This beautiful scene does not appear to be specifically Nyack, but was one of a series of postcards produced to feature the beauty of the Hudson Valley region. The card required a one-cent stamp.
    • View of Nyack, NY

    • Views; Postcards;
    • This beautiful scene does not appear to be specifically Nyack, but was one of a series of postcards produced to feature the beauty of the Hudson Valley region. The card required a one-cent stamp.
    • View near Nyack, NY

    • Views; Postcards;
    • This beautiful scene does not appear to be specifically Nyack, but was one of a series of postcards produced to feature the beauty of the Hudson Valley region. The card required a one-cent stamp.

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