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    • "Hambourg Fish Wives"

    • Marketplaces; Hamburg-Altona (Hamburg, Germany)--Pictorial works.
    • Photograph of Dows oil painting of women fishsellers. Four heavyset women gathered around a table on which lies a serrated knife. Basket of fish in lower left-hand corner. Dows spent time in Germany during the 1930's, visiting his sister Margaret,...
    • "Riga Market"

    • Rīga (Latvia)--History--Pictorial works; Marketplaces
    • Oil painting on canvas of women in Riga marketplace. A large woman in a white kerchief is bent over to examine goods on a vendor's platform. In the background, two women in kerchiefs face one another in conversation. Correspondence housed in the...
    • "Washington Market"

    • Marketplaces; African American business enterprises
    • Oil painting on canvas of African American vendors and customers at market. Heavyset women mind stations at which are spread out produce items. The woman in the foreground displays an array of slaughtered fowl. The man behind her smokes a pipe.
    • 'The Lodge" - house of St. John the Divine

    • Houses; Benches; Porches; Gables; Stone walls;
    • This is a photograph of a house nestled into the back of a heavily-wooded property. In the foreground of the photograph, two women are seated on a hand-hewn wood bench. Behind this bench there is a stone wall. Another woman stands on the path...
    • 10-14 South Broadway, Nyack, NY

    • Buildings; Storefronts;
    • This corner building, known as the Equity or the Commercial Building, was originally four stories. A fire destroyed the upper two. Several stores are found on the bottom floor, women's accessories and clothing, a jeweler and a thrift shop. In 1919,...
    • 100 South Broadway, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • A bearded man in a top hat stands on the porch steps of the marvelously detailed frame house on South Broadway. Three women stand on the porch, while two more are in the yard on the right. The newly constructed house is a builder's dream, with a...
    • 138-140 Broadway, Newburgh, NY

    • Grocery Stores
    • Frederick T. Hill operated a busy grocery on the northwest corner of Broadway and Johnston Street. As on other store walls, gold Medal Flour is advertised as distributed by Washburn & Crosby, a big Newburgh wholesaler. Like so many 19th century...
    • 163rd General Hospital Nurses Corp

    • World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Medical care;
    • Group portrait of the 163rd General Hospital Corp in England, 1994. All women are clad in military uniforms. Arrow points to Jane Secor, positioned in the second to last row and standing fifth from the right.
    • 1862-09-18 letter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes this letter to his aunt, four days after he was mustered into service. He is presently in Virginia, near Georgetown. He thinks that the Union is already winning the war, even though the rebels fight well. One of his friends fainted...
    • 1862-12-28 letter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes about how lucky he is to be alive after returning from battle. He refers to it as it the worst sight he’d ever seen and comments on the women and children who had to run to save their lives. He remarks, “I think this war is not right,...
    • 1863-02-17  Letter from Solomon Dubois to Johannes Lefevre

    • Huguenots; 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; African...
    • Letter written from Solomon Dubois to Johannes discussing news from home. Sol is concerned that Johannes may be "hard up" for women and then goes on to write about his trip to Plattekill to see Fredrick Douglas speak. He thinks his talk was good...
    • 1910 parade on South Broadway, Nyack, NY

    • Parades & processions; Women; Buildings;
    • The Red Cross women of Central Nyack parade by a row of stores and houses on South Broadway in Nyack, NY. These buildings were replaced in 1927 by the Nyack YMCA and its adjoining building.
    • 298 Piermont Avenue, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Towers;
    • This large imposing Victorian Gothic house at 298 Piermont Avenue in South Nyack was the home of the Clarence and Katherine Ferris Lexow family. Several of the children were born here. The lower story was stone, the second shingled in part and...
    • 83-85 Main Street, Nyack

    • Business districts; Stores & shops;
    • On the south side of Main Street in Nyack are several three-story brick buildings. These two have Twigs, a women's clothing store, and an antique shop on the street level.
    • 86 Grand Street, Newburgh NY

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    • This elegant brick townhouse at 86 Grand Street was operated as a high end rooming house by 1920 and for four additional decades. Running a nice boarding house was a respectable living for single, widowed or retired women. Architectural styles on...

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