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    • "At Annandale, Christmas Eve 1888"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • This image is the only known photograph of the interior of the Bard Home. Taken after Margaret Bard's death, the house was not regularly occupied by John Bard and his second wife Annie Belcher at this time. The room appears to be well appointed and...
    • 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...
    • Cedar Hill Cottage

    • Photographs; Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.);
    • Emily Olssen Bleeker lived at in Cedar Hill Cottage as a child when her father, the Rev. William Whittingham Olssen taught at St. Stephen's in the late 19th. century. Her recently published memoir 'A New York Lady' includes a passage about living...
    • Rev. Robert B. Fairbairn

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States
    • Rev. Robert B. Fairbairn was the third president of the college. During this time the title warden was used and he is often referred to as "The Great Warden," having served as warden from 1863 to 1898, making him the longest serving head of the...
    • 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...
    • Norwich

    • Steamboats; Ice-breaking vessels;
    • One of the longest-lived wooden vessel, the Hudson River steamboat, Norwich, was a passenger boat and a ferry, but was better known as a tugboat and an icebreaker. She was so successful at breaking ice, she was known as "The Ice King".
    • The Bridge over the Moodna

    • Stereographs; People; Rowboats; Rivers
    • A view of the Moodna Creek just before it joins the Hudson River, near Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York. There are four men and a rowboat on the south side of the creek. The water is calm, so there is no wind, so the men may be going fishing or just...
    • Mary Bell oral history interview [Audio]

    • Activities; Family trees;
    • Mrs. Bell was very proud of her family tree, so the interview gives a lot of detail about the family. She told about the visitors they had at their home on the mountain and the activities they had for entertainment.
    • Margaret Satterly oral history interview

    • Activities; Schools; Families; Games; Employment; City & town life
    • "Peg" Satterly was born in Newburgh, N.Y. on June 24, 1925, but was raised in a section of Cornwall called Firthcliffe. Her parents were Julia Proust and James McCarthy. Peg's father died when she was a baby, so she and her mother lived with her...
    • Bethlehem Church video

    • Churches; Church schools
    • This video has pictures of some past and present members of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church which is located at the corner of Route 94 and Jackson Avenue in the town of Cornwall, New York. (The highway was originally called Route 45.) Then the...
    • A barrel of fun, Ellenville, N.Y.

    • Postcards; Children; Barrels; Pets;
    • Group of children in a barrel, two children sitting on the ground with a dog and a cat sitting on a chair. Handwritten note reads "Roses are red, violets are blue, suger is sweet and so are you." Signed, Alice Penny, March 25, 1906.
    • Terrace Hill, Ellenville, N.Y.

    • Postcards; Hotels; Taverns (inns);
    • Photograph of the Terrace Hill Inn inset on an Art Deco design card. Under the photograph it reads, "The very birds sing sweeter, In this lovely country air, And I feel so strong and sturdy, That life's without a care."

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