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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...
    • 09_11_p39

    • Panoramic photographs; Mountains; Meadows;
    • Four photographs put together to make two separate panoramic views of the Schwangunk Mountains and a large field with driveway.
    • 1863-02-19 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 Kerney in Carollton, Louisiana. Jacob tells Rowena that he is still seperated from the rest of his Regiment and he is going to stay at the camp. He wants to live on a farm in the south and make money, and talks...
    • 1864-05-01 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to Solomon Dubois

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns;
    • Letter written from Johannes Lefevre to Solomon Dubois. Johannes is currently embarking on his "spring campaign" near Baton Rouge. He explains that it is strange to hear of lighthearted things such as pretty girls and sleigh riding from Sol while...
    • 26 Ackerman Place

    • Houses; Porches;
    • This is one of many pictures taken in 1984 of houses that were in existence in 1884, when Nyack was incorporated as a village. The pictures were displayed at the Hopper House and later donated to the Nyack Library. 26 Ackerman is a small, two story...
    • 65 South Broadway, Nyack, NY

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    • This house was the last Nyack home of the DePew family. Elsa (Elsie or Elsey) DePew became mistress when she married Dr. William Stephenson. The house was moved from across the street to make room for the Nyack Post Office. Over the second-story...
    • 9W, Haverstraw

    • Streets; automobiles;
    • Route 9W, Haverstraw, NY.
      This image was used by Dexter Press, Inc. to make postcards in the 1930s. Dexter Press, Inc. was founded by Thomas A. Dexter in 1920 in Park Ridge, NJ. It moved to Pearl River in 1928. Dexter Press, Inc. moved to...
    • Agreement between Samuel Prime and Newburgh Academy

    • Newburgh (N.Y.)--History--19th Century;
    • This is an agreement between Samuel I. Prime and the Trustees of Newburgh Academy to take charge and be Principal of the Academy for one year beginning May 1, 1836. He is required to hire assistants at his own expense to instruct the students. ...
    • American House, Patterson, NY

    • Hotels
    • Image shows the American House, located at Front and Main Streets (where the Patterson Town Hall now stands). It was one of three hotels in Patterson. John Cruthers gained ownership of it in 1896 according to the Putnam County Courier, March 13,...
    • Antonio Valencia oral history interview [audio]

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic neighborhoods; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship;
    • Antonio Valencia is considered to be the 'grandfather' of Mexican immigrants in the lower Westchester County region of New Rochelle, NY; he was the first known Mexican immigrant to settle in New Rochelle. He spent the next several decades not only...
    • Atwood in the Air

    • Biplanes; Postcards;
    • An open biplane, carrying a pilot and two passengers, flies over a broad body of water. An inset shows the smiling face of well-known pilot Harry N. Atwood (1884-1967). Atwood flew south along the Hudson River in 1911 and was forced to make an...
    • Bear Mountain Bridge

    • Postcards; Bridges; Mountains; Rivers
    • A side view of the bridge over the Hudson River, with Bear Mountain in the background. When it opened on November 27, 1924, it was the first highway bridge to cross the Hudson River south of Albany, New York and the largest suspension bridge in...
    • Bear Mountain Bridge from eastern approach

    • Postcards; Bridges; Mountains; Rivers;
    • Looking towards the bridge from the eastern approach, from Peekskill Bear Mountain Bridge Road. When it opened on November 27, 1924, it was the first highway bridge to cross the Hudson River south of Albany, New York and the largest suspension...
    • Bell Memorial Chapel Rear

    • Churches; Stone buildings; Bell towers;
    • The Bell Memorial Chapel overlooked the Village of South Nyack. From the rear, the stained glass window (the Mercy of the Madonna) above the altar, the south porch, and a part of the bell tower can be seen. The carillon bells chimed the hours daily...
    • Bird Houses

    • Lantern slides; Birds; Animal housing; People;
    • B/W photo of two men - one on left holding bird house - one on right holding and sitting behind tools used to make them - between them are many bird houses of different shapes and sizes - behind them is a tree and some brush.

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