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    • Donald George Tewksbury

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Donald George Tewksbury was appointed dean of the college by Columbia's president, Nicholas Murray Butler in 1933. Tewksbury outlined a progressive new educational program for the college that was approved by the board of trustees. To signal these...
    • Cyrus W. Field signed photograph

    • Business & finance; Autographs; Portraits; Men
    • Cyrus W. Field was a wealthy businessman and financier, whose first fortune derived from paper wholsaling. In 1858, and then again with greater success in 1866, he and several others who formed the Atlantic Telegraph Company, laid the first...
    • Scarificator

    • Blood; Health care;
    • The scarificator is a device which was used by medical personnel to conduct bloodletting on patients. This scarificator was designed and created by a "surgeon's instrument maker" George Tiemann of New York city. Tiemann claimed that his design...
    • Sandstone and Frame Residence with Three Rooflines

    • Houses;
    • This sandstone house in Sneden's Landing was built in 1784 and was in the Mann family.The near portion of the house is one story and has a simple peaked roof. The next section is stone and frame and has a slightly curling roof. The far section has...
    • 5 South Broadway, Nyack, NY

    • Buildings; Storefronts;
    • This is the first of the five brick buildings in the Moeller Block, built by druggist Philip Moeller. The brick came from haverstraw and from Philadelphia. The sills and lintels were made of bluestone. The Rockland County Journal 94/12/1890) wrote,...
    • Community Circle Postcard 1962

    • Hospital buildings
    • Postcard of Vassar Brothers Hospital Community Circle; c. 1962. Letterpress caption on back reads: "Approved by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals. 288 beds and 36 bassinets. Founded by Matthew Vassar, Jr. and John Guy Vassar and opened...

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