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    • Will of Garret Freer

    • Slaveholders
    • Will of Garret Freer. He left his wife, Mary, some minimal furniture, including a bed. The rest of his personal belongings, including his slaves, were auctioned in his vendue and the money used to pay his debts. He also indicated how much money...
    • Survey map of Nanuet in 1876

    • Maps; Railroads;
    • This is a survey map titled,"Nanuet, Clarkstown Twp". On the map there are many residential plots indicated including those of the Hutton family, Demarest family, Blauvelt family, and the Van Ostrand family. Also indicated on the map are the...
    • Come Inn Tomkins Cove, N.Y.

    • Advertisements; Postcards; Hotels;
    • This image is a copy of an advertisement for an inn called the Come Inn as well as a postcard pictured with its reverse for the same inn. The advertisement includes a map of the Hudson Valley from New York City up to Newburgh with many place names...
    • Tax receipt

    • Taxes; Paying bills; Documents;
    • This is a tax receipt from the Office of the Collector of Internal Revenue. There is a postmark stamp which indicated Aug. 23 Haverstraw, N.Y. Next to that is the year 1865. The receipt is addressed to Mr.CalvinTomkins, Stoney Point. The total...
    • High school and Post Office, Tomkins Cove, N.Y.

    • Postcards; Post offices; Schools; Porches; Cupolas; Stone walls; Trees; Children;
    • A long driveway leads up the expansive lawn in front of the Tomkins Cove post office building. The post office is a three story side-gabled building with a one story addition on the side. A long wooden staircase leads to the second story porch. A...
    • St. John's Church

    • Churches; Catholic churches; Bell towers; Hedges (Plants);
    • This postcard is of a side view of St. John's Roman Catholic Church. The church is a front gabled structure with a small gabled bell tower positioned at the front of the church. The bell tower has large, round vents visible on two sides at the top...
    • Public bath on the long pier

    • Advertisements; Posters; Public baths;
    • This image is of a poster advertising a public bath on the pier in Piermont. The advertisement includes some of the highlights of the facility including dressing rooms, clean water and covered pavilion. Additionally the poster specifically welcomes...
    • Empire Hose history

    • Fire stations; Fire engines & equipment; Horses; Fire fighters; Lintels; Bricks;
    • This is a sheet of paper which includes two captioned images (transcribed below). The top image is a line drawing of two horses at full gallop pulling a fire fighting pumper cart. The cart has large wooden wheels. There is a single fireman driving...
    • Map of Tappan

    • Maps;
    • This is a historical map of Tappan. The map includes the site of early Outwater House (1753), Dr. Stephen's House ('76 House), the Manse Barn and the Animal Pound and Stocks. Some of the roads indicated are Washington Street, Tappan Road, Old...
    • Topographic Map - Old Troy

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    • This map depicts a railroad line adjacent to the Hudson River. A notation states that the location is on land of Mr. Hemingway, about 1/8 mile south of New Hamburgh. There is a structure indicated with the notation "White stone house, gable end...
    • Topographic Map - Tompkins Hill

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    • This map depicts a large hill with the notation "Hill is the property of Mr. Tompkins who lives at the foot of it on the S. side. Horton Lake bears SW 1/2 mile." Mr. Tompkins house and barn are indicated in a drawing. There is also a large rock on...
    • Topographic Map - Plum Point

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    • This map depicts a hill and a pond on the Hudson River. A railway track is indicated running parallel to the river. There is a brick yard beside the tracks. A notation reads "Land of Mr. Jones, 1/4 miles S. of Burdenville."
    • Balmville Tree, Newburgh, N.Y.

    • Newburgh (N.Y.)-Pictorial Works
    • This is a hand colored postcard picturing the Balmville Tree, the oldest Eastern Cottonwood on record in the United States. A core sample taken by Harvard University in 1953 indicated that it started growing in 1699. It is situated at the...
    • Falls at Ramapo, New York

    • Dams; Views;
    • This short but wide waterfall was manmade, as indicated by stonework on the left side. This is probably the Sloatsburg dam on the Ramapo River.
    • Bearded man in coat and vest

    • Men; Portrait photographs; Photographic studios; Cartes de visite;
    • A man with a thick, dark beard stands at a table. His dark coat has a chesterfield collar. From his vest hangs the chain of a watch. Although unidentified, he presents an air of prosperity. At the bottom of the photograph is printed 'Carte de...
    • William B. Hand

    • Tintypes; Portrait photographs;
    • This tintype of William B. Hand is in its original folder. The image is reversed, indicated by the part in his hair and the handkerchief in his pocket. William attended Nyack High School and Cornell University. He never married. He was the son of...

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