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    • "The Scarlet Harriers"

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State); College students--New York (State);
    • In this picture, the St. Stephen's cross country team, named "The Scarlet Harriers," poses on the steps of the Memorial Gymnasium. One race that became popular in the 1920s was the 'Whaleback Run,' a three mile cross country race through the...
    • 09_11_p13

    • Towers; Communication devices; Projectors; Meadows; Cabins; Walking;
    • Two photographs showing the tower and people climbing on the projector posing, captioned: "fifteen foot projector." Third photograph showing three people walking through the lawn of the Inn captioned: "Three Presidents Reed, Bloom, Thayer."
    • 118 Hudson Avenue, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Houses; Roofs; Dwellings; Mansard roofs; Porches; Shutters; Towers; Lintels; Chimneys; Trees; Pines; Bricks; Keystones; People;
    • This is the side view of large home with mansard roof and a tower. There are two large chimneys extending from the roofline. The windows feature decorative lintels with keystones and dark shutters. An oriel window projects from the side of the home...
    • 132 Hudson Avenue, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Houses; Roofs; Dwellings; Porte cocheres; Shutters; Gables; Shrubs; Stone walls; Towers; Porches; Garages; Spandrels;
    • Two bare trees line the sidewalk that runs in front of the low stone wall at the front of this property. A driveway with concrete curbing cuts through the stone wall and leads through a porte-cochere back to an opened garage. Under the...
    • 132-134 Broadway, Newburgh, NY

    • Bars;
    • Brothers Hugh & James Duffy operated a saloon at the northwest corner of Broadway & Lander Street in this 5-story brick building. Edward J. Cleary ran aa stationary shop next door at 134. Apartments, entered through a center doorway, filled the...
    • 1862-11-08 letter from James Thitchener to his friend Phill

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes to his friend Phil about the difficulties of army life. He has been marching for three weeks straight though serious weather conditions. One night the troops had to camp right down in the snow. He mentions that there are strong Union...
    • 1863-02-21 letter from Jacob HasBrouck to Rowena HasBrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob writes to Rowena from Camp Henry in Louisiana. Jacob expressed urgency in sending Rowena more letters and a package through the steamboat. He discussed getting captured and the exchange of prisoners on the docks on boats headed to Baton...
    • 1863-04-21 Letter to Rowena Hasbrouck from Jacob Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • This letter recounts Jacob's travels throughout Louisiana from April 12th through the 21st. Jacob and his regiment are involved in a few skirmishes, but they are considered among the best fighting regiments. Jacob also describes an instance between...
    • 1863-10-30 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865;
    • Jacob encourages Rowena to visit him and tells her to meet with a woman, Mrs. Van Wagner, who also plans to travel south for a visit. He tells Rowena that his friend, Elting, is returning home on furlough and can help her with her travels, if she...
    • 1864-10-23 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to his father, Josiah P. Lefevre

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United...
    • Johannes writes a letter to his father saying that he remains very thankful, even though he was severely wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek on October 19. A "minnie ball" went through his thigh and came out through his hip bone. He can't move his...
    • 1892 Auld Lang Syne

    • College yearbooks; Teachers colleges; Teachers college students; Teachers
    • Yearbook of the New Paltz Normal School for 1892, containing lists of faculty and graduates for the years 1887 through 1892, information on clubs and societies, poetry, school history and advertisements.
    • 19 Hudson Avenue after a Nyack storm

    • Houses; Floods;
    • In 1916, the Nyack Brook went underground at South Broadway and then emerged through a culvert. A tremendous volume of water must have caused this damage to the house and property of the Traversons at 19 Hudson Avenue.
    • 1938 Flood on Route 59, West Nyack

    • Roads; Floods; Automobiles;
    • A 1934 Packard and a delivery truck plow through the deep water along route 59 in West Nyack. This area near the Hackensack River has been prone to flooding after heavy rains for as long as there has been a roadway there.
    • 2 South Boulevard, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Fanlights; Porches; Dormers;
    • Although we cannot see the entire house, the architectural details are interesting. Leaded windows form trios and quartets on the first two stories. There is a fanlight above the upper trio. The curved line outlining the small entrance porch is...
    • 23 Clinton Avenue, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Doors & doorways;
    • This Smith family farmhouse was built about 1840, one of the oldest houses in the Nyack Library photo collection. The wide central hall, behind the entryway seen here, goes through the house to the opposite side. Originally, the front door was...
    • 23 Liberty Street, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Houses; Roofs; Dwellings; Windows;
    • Photograph is of a corner lot two-story home with a sidewalk-level porch and gabled roof. Entry to the home is through a single door off of the narrow porch, and a second door is on the side porch at the back of the house. A window mounted air...
    • 24 Clove Avenue, Haverstraw

    • Photographs; Houses; Roofs; Dwellings; Utility poles; Gables; Porches; Bricks; Stone walls; Hedges (Plants);
    • This multi-colored brick gabled house has a gable decoration and a covered front porch. A brick stairway cuts through the stone wall at the property edge and leads to the porch. A tall hedge is planted at the house foundation and blocks the view of...
    • 26 Terrace Drive, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches; Chimneys;
    • 26 South Terrace is set below street level and has a view ofthe Hudson River. The steeply pitched roof has a wide dormer on the west side which has a chimney through it. A sun porch on the south end creates a spacious patio above it. This is a...
    • 28 High Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses;
    • This dwelling had its original porch in 1996 when the picture was taken. The house appears tattered and run-down but the window in the third story eaves is new - and out of scale with the house. Through it can be seen a skylight cut into the roof....

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