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    • Hartzell Album, Page 11

    • Photograph albums; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.)
    • This page displaying three photographs is titled: "Returning with Algebra, Sat. a.m. June 12, 1915" The significance of the mock funeral depicted is described in a 1930 issue of the student newspaper, the Lyre Tree: "There is a tradition of long...
    • Blithewood Swimming Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the 'pool by the falls': "The pool was an integral part of summer life at Bard for 20 years after the college acquired it. A green canopy of overhanging trees shaded the...
    • Bard Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • This postcard depicts another angle of the Blithewood pool. Acquired by Bard with the Blithewood estate in 1951, the college maintained the pool until the early 1970s. In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the...
    • American Aniline Factory Explosion

    • Factories; Disasters; Fires; Fire fighters; Explosions;
    • The American Aniline Products Corperation 's Nyack plant that sat at the corner of Cedar Hill Ave and Railroad Avenue exploded around 9:30 A.M on Friday January 31, 1919.
      This explosion was covered by the Nyack Evening Journal, and the...
    • American Aniline Factory Explosion

    • Factories; Disasters; Fires; Fire fighters; Explosions;
    • The American Aniline Products Corperation 's Nyack plant that sat at the corner of Cedar Hill Ave and Railroad Avenue exploded around 9:30 A.M on Friday January 31, 1919.
      This explosion was covered by the Nyack Evening Journal, and the...
    • 1863-04-10 letter from Jacob HasBrouck to Rowena HasBrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob is especially happy because Rowena sent him a letter and slippers. He had also sat in the comfortable seat on the top of the railroad car. It made his travels a lot easier. Jacob sent his wife a map to help explain where he is and what he is...
    • John P. Smith

    • Schools; School board members; Portrait photographs;
    • John P. Smith, graying at the temples, sat for his portrait wearing a suit and tie. He was a school trustee in 1884.
    • Josephine Partridge

    • Schools; Teachers; Portrait photographs;
    • Josephine Partridge sat for her portrait wearing a dark dress with a wide lace collar. She began teaching at Liberty Street in 1884.
    • At the Onderdonck House

    • Military parades & ceremonies;
    • British and American officers meet and talk on the grounds of Onderdonck House in Piermont. The riflemen in the rear on the left were members of an regiment of the American Revolution. Washington and Carleton met in Piermont but sat down to talk...
    • Bear Mountain Inn, Bear Mountain, NY

    • Hotels; Stone buildings; Historic buildings;
    • The historic Bear Mountain Inn, built of timber and stone, stands beneath its namesake. On the left is the ski jump, now defunct. A cannon sat on the lawn in 1988, signifying Bear Mountain's part in the American Revolution.
    • Bath House, Piermont, NY

    • Postcards; Bathhouses; Swimmers;
    • This unique bathing pavilion was a part of the Fort Comfort Inn, a resort in Piermont, NY. Several rounded archways lead out of the building, the largest one to a sloping dock where guests could board boats. There is a balcony with more archways...
    • Camp Bluefields wall, Blauvelt, NY

    • Rifle ranges;
    • Targets were set by hand at the Camp Bluefields rifle range in the early 1900s. Cadets who put up the targets then sat below the wall to avoid the flying bullets. The double metal bars on the wall are the remains of the seats. Rockland County...
    • A blue portrait

    • Men; Women; Portrait photographs;
    • A middle-aged couple sat for their portrait, dressed in their best, the man seated and the woman standing to his right. He is wearing a three-piece suit; his white shirt has a stand-up collar. She is wearing a dark skirt and jacket over a w3hite...
    • Class on steps of old high school, Piermont, NY

    • Schools; School children; Teachers;
    • Ten girls and fourteen boys, all dressed for the occasion, sat on the steps of Piermont high School for this class picture. The teacher sits behind the top row of boys. Not one person in the image has been identified. The picture was donated to the...
    • Balance Rock, Nyack, NY

    • Postcards; Rocks;
    • The large and unweildy Balance Rock sat atop a cliff in South Nyack. It was cracked amd shipped and a favorite hiking destination tor Nyack young people for many years.
    • Caroline Lexow

    • Children; Girls; Portrait photographs;
    • Caroline Lexow sat for this cabinet card portrait in 1886, when she was four years old. Her long hair is covered by a tight-fitting, lacy cap. The white garment she wears has a lace collar. Her gaze is true and sure.

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