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    • Browsing in the bookstore

    • Bookstores; Students; Photographs; Clothing & dress; Books
    • Young woman wearing a sailor-style dress looking at a copy of the Odyssey. Behind her are two gentlemen looking at the Literature section of the bookstore.
    • Merritt Crawford, Nyack, NY

    • Boys; Cabinet photographs;
    • Young Merritt Grawford sits on a small stuffed chair in the artist's studio in Nyack, NY. His light hair has been neatly parted and combed to one side. He is wearing a white, crocheted dress, white stockings, and high button leather boots. There...
    • Celery farms, Congers, NY

    • Farming; Aerial photographs;
    • Years ago, there were celery farms in Congers, NY. This aerial view shows the strips of farmland between the Old Haverstraw Road - left center - and the railroad track - just right of center. The tracks enter the tunnel at the top of the picture,...
    • William House in sleigh, Rockland Lake, NY

    • Horses; Sleds & sleighs;
    • William House sits in a sleigh pulled by a dark, sleek horse. He was the druggist in Rockland Lake and the post office was in his store. Dr. House, the local physician, was his father. The houses in the background were on the old Route 9W (now Lake...
    • Laying of the YMCA Cornerstone, Nyack, NY

    • Cornerstones; Cornerstone laying;
    • When the cornerstone of the Nyack YMCA was laid on September 18, 1927, hundreds of villagers attended the ceremony. Men in uniforms and dignitaries in top hats were on center stage, inside the four walls of the structure under construction. South...
    • Aerial view of Kretchmar's Greenhouses, West Nyack, NY

    • Aerial photographs; Aerial views; Business & finance;
    • When Rockland County was rural, this area of West Nyack was farmland. The view looks to the north. Strawtown Road is on the right; Germonds Road crosses the bottom of the image. The area in the upper right corner is now filled with the waters of...
    • 1903 Main Street Flood

    • Streets; Floods; Urban renewal; Business districts;
    • Water has filled Main Street up to the curbs and has stranded pedestrians near the fish market. Some men and boys stand in the entry of the middle store. On the left is A. Parietti, Fine Confectionery. None of these buildings stands today; all were...
    • Blacksmith and wheelwright, Valley Cottage, NY

    • Blacksmiths;
    • W. N. Campbell had a blacksmithing and wheelwrighting business in Valley Cottage, located to the left of the post office and general store. The sign over the door includes the slogan, "In all its branches." In front of the business are W. N....
    • Delivering Corn, Congers, NY

    • Physicians; Children;
    • Virginia Meriwether Davies, known as Dockie, is ready to deliver corn that was grown on the Davies Farm. Niles M. Davies, Jr. and his cousin , Arthur Bowen Davies, carry the bushel of corn between them. At age 82, Dockie was hit by a bus while in...
    • Skating on pond, Nyack, NY

    • Ice skating; Automobiles; Lakes & ponds;
    • Villagers gathered on a winter day to skate on the ice at the big pond on Route 59 just west of Route 9W. An interesting collection of cars lines the side of the ice; perhaps the date should be 1939. The pond, owned by the Felter Ice Company, is...
    • Henry Gourdine -  SEGMENT 8: Drowning stories

    • Drowning; Rescues; Kayaks;
    • Vietnamese family fishing story (modern). Person drowned trying to rescue boy in water. Henry once caught body in his net. He thought it was a log at first. Could see hair and thought it was moss on a log. It was a man with a windbreaker. He'd been...
    • World War I Memorial in Valley Cottage, NY

    • Military parades & ceremonies; Plaques;
    • Valley Cottage men, presumably those who served, stand on either side of the World War Memorial Plaque, which was affixed to a boulder in the school yard. Children watch from the ceremony from the school windows. See also Nyack Library image #2495.

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