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    • "Bight," Grandview

    • Horses; Carriages & coaches; Utility poles; Streets; Bodies of water; Bays (Bodies of water);
    • Color postcard showing the Bight in Grandview, NY.
      A bight is defined as "a bend in a coast forming an open bay" or " a bay formed by such a bend" (Merriam Websters' Online Dictionary 2007)
      This postcard was postmarked May 21, 1909, it...
    • "Bight," Grandview

    • Horses; Carriages & coaches; Bodies of water; Bays (Bodies of water); Utility poles;
    • Postcard showing the Bight in Grandview.
      A bight is defined as "a bend in a coast forming an open bay" or "a bay formed by such a bend" (Merriam Websters' Online Dictionary 2007).
      This postcard is postmarked March 8, 1905. It was sent...
    • "Chrystenah" Arriving at Rockland Lake, NY

    • Ferries; Steamboats; Postcards;
    • The steamer "Chrystenah" nears the dock below Rockland Landing. Passengers will disembark and ride up the hill to Rockland Lake. A tugboat waits at the right. The photographer was a resident of Rockland Lake, NY.
    • "Citizen of the year" letter, Nyack, NY

    • Awards;
    • Caroline McIntosh, president of the Chamber of Commerce of the Nyacks, wrote to Peter Raso informing that he and his brothers had been selected as the recipients of the 1985 Citizen of the Year award.
    • "Class of 1886" taken in 1880, Nyack, NY

    • Schools; School children;
    • This group of seventh graders stand and sit solemnly and still and yet their class photo is very dark. In the front row is a fine assortment of striped socks. They would have finished high school in six years.
    • "Clearwater" fund-raising event in Nyack, NY

    • Parks; Festivals;
    • A crowd is listening to this unidentified singer during the first "Clearwater' sloop fund-raising festival to be held in Nyack. Memorial Park on the waterfront was the setting in August 1970. A large sign in the background proclaims, "This river is...
    • "Dogwoods" homestead, Suffern, NY

    • Houses; Historic sites;
    • Author and economist Ralph Borsodi built this homestead just north of Suffern, NY, over a ten-year period, 1924-34, and then developed a "School for Living." His enclave led to his Bayard Lane and West Nyack's Van Houten Fields and other...
    • "Four Years More," Palisades, NY

    • Post offices; Political campaigns;
    • Emily Wahrenberger stands in front of the small Palisades Post Office, which in 1900 was a campaign headquarters for McKinley and TR Roosevelt.
    • "Hopper House" by Edwin L. Dahlberg

    • Houses; Paintings; Stationery;
    • The 1975 watercolor painting, "Hopper House," by Edwin L. Dahlberg, was reproduced as stationery by the Edward Hopper Landmark Preservation Committee in 1984. The simple frame house was the birthplace and boyhood home of Edward Hopper, the American...
    • "Lighthouse" at Foot of Burd Street

    • Waterfronts; Business districts;
    • At the foot of Burd Street once stood a building, an old storage tank, that had been redesigned to look like a lighthouse. It was used as a retail business. Slightly uphill are houses and warehouses.
    • "One Vote" Margin

    • Politicians; Portrait photographs;
    • Kevin Egan of Upper Nyack, John Dow - congressman, and Gene Setzer of Nyack stand together with index fingers extended to show a one vote margin. The accompanying note reads, "Virginia, Democrats wanted a photo of Kevin Egan and others showing...
    • "Pretty Penny" by Edward Hopper

    • Paintings; Houses;
    • In 1939, Edward Hopper painted a picture of the house known as "Pretty Penny" for his neighbor, Helen Hayes. To raise money to save Hopper's birthplace, the Edward Hopper Preservation Foundation produced this stationery in 1985, noting that the...

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