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    • Float - Gov, Dongan and the Dongan Charter

    • Floats (Parades); Government officials; Governors; Postcards;
    • Governer Dognan- Thomas Dognan, Earl of Limerick, by royal permission granted to the people of New York the famous Dongan Charter of 1683. It contained many liberal provisions and was regarded as a great advance toward popular government. -...
    • Float - Old Broadway Sleigh

    • Floats (Parades); Sleds & sleighs; Horse teams; Winter; Postcards;
    • Old Broadway Sleigh - The Broadway Sleigh represents a period long gone by in New York City, before river tunnels, subways, elevated roads, electric trolleys or horse cars, when winters were more severe than now, when the snow was not removed from...
    • Float - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

    • Floats (Parades); Postcards; Legends; Horses; Horseback riding;
    • Legend of Sleepy Hollow - The scene of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is laid in the valley of Pocantico, just north of Tarrytown. The story tells of the nocturnal pursuit of Ichabod Crane by a "headless horseman" who carried his head under his arm...
    • Float - Statue of Liberty

    • Floats (Parades); Postcards; Sculpture; Flags;
    • Statue of Liberty - The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the world, which stands on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor, was presented to the United States by the people of France as a memorial of the ties of friendship which have united two nations...
    • Float - Exploit of Marinus Willet

    • Floats (Parades); Postcards; Horse teams; Transportation;
    • Exploit of Marinus Willet - When the British troops withdrew from their barracks in New York City in June, 1775, they attempted to take on board ship several cart loads of spare arms Marinus Willet and other citizens detained the arms and they were...
    • Float - Destruction of the Statue of George III

    • Floats (Parades); Postcards; Sculpture; Demonstrations; Activists;
    • Destruction of the Statue of George III - After the repeal of the Stamp Act the people of New York erected in Bowling Green in 1770 a leaden statue of George III. After the declaration of independence, the patriots pulled the statue down, July 9,...
    • Float - Washington's Coach

    • Floats (Parades); Postcards; Horse teams; Horses; Carriages & coaches;
    • Washington's Coach is a reminder of the picturesque and leisurely-going mode of travel in Colonial days, before the invention of steam and electric cars and automobiles. - letterpress caption from verso of postcard
    • Hudson Landing from the Half Moon

    • Postcards; Ships; Ship captains; Rivers; Postage stamps;
    • Hudson Landing from the "Half Moon" - Henry Hudson, an English navigator in the employ of the Dutch East India Company, while searching for a short passage to China and India, sailed by chance into what is now New York Bay; he started up the river...
    • Float - Orpheus Before Pluto

    • Floats (Parades); Postcards; Myths;
    • Orpheus Before Pluto - Orpheus, the sun of Apollo, played the lyre so well that even the trees and rocks followed him around when he played. His beautiful wife, Eurydice, was bitten by a serpent and died. Orpheus followed her to the regions of the...
    • Float - Capture of Andre

    • Floats (Parades); Postcards;
    • Capture of Andre - Major Andre of the British Army, was the intermediary through whom Benedict Arnold and the British commander-in-cheif conducted their secret negotiations for the betrayal of West Point. Andre was captured by the Americans near...
    • Float - Arion

    • Postcards; Floats (Parades); Myths;
    • Arion - Arion, a famous Corinthian musician was returning home from a musical contest in Sicily, where he had won a great money prize. In order to get his money the sailors plotted to kill him. They gave him time, however, to sing his death song,...
    • The First Trip of the "Clermont"

    • Postcards; Ships; Boats; Channels;
    • The first trip of the "Clermont." The initial trip of the first steamboat, the "Clermont," invented by Robert Fulton, was made on Aug. 11th, 1807. Its destination was Albany, a distance of 150 miles from New York City, and the speed averaged five...
    • Robert Fulton's Steamboat "Clermont"

    • Postcards; Steamboats; Flags;
    • The Clermont - The Clermont was the primitive steamboat in which Robert Fulton made his pioneer voyage on the Hudson River from New York to Albany and Return, starting on Monday, August 17, 1807, and reaching New York again on Friday, August 21....
    • Float - Manor Hall, Yonkers

    • Postcards; Floats (Parades); Insignia; Estates;
    • Philipse Manor House - In 1693 Frederick Philipse's possessions, extending from the Spuyten Duyvil Creek to the Croton River, were erected by Royal Charter into the Manor of Philipsburg. The old house in Yonkers, called the Manor Hall, is said to...

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