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    • Mr. Matthews and Bruce Matthews

    • Fathers and sons
    • Director William Henry Matthews, left, with son Bruce Matthews. An Episcopal priest by training, William Matthews instead served people through social work and political advocacy. He was friends with William Ward of Ward Baking Company and in...
    • Bill Davenport oral history interview

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    • Bill is part owner of the HeritagEnergy Oil Company. In the early 50s, his parents told him not to plan to go into the family oil business as there was not enough business to support two families. He instead decided to become a history teacher upon...
    • Articles of vendue, Hendricus DuBois

    • Slaveholders; Huguenots
    • List of articles and enslaved Africans belonging to the late Hendricus DuBois used during a public auction of his estate in 1792. The names of the purchasers and the price paid for each item and slave are included. This document indicates that a...
    • Piermont Avenue now and then

    • Roads; Columns; Utility poles; Rivers; Piers & wharves;
    • This image consists of a colored postcard on top with a color photograph below. The images are of the same location taken many years apart. The postcard, positioned on top, is a view down a road which parallels a river on the right side of the...
    • 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...
    • Nyack Brook

    • Streams; Culverts;
    • The Nyack Brook was not straightened and forced into a channel. Instead it was made to disappear from view and continue its meanderings out of sight. Here it flows behind and under the buildings on South Broadway, where it goes through a sunken...
    • John and Harriet Dow of Grand View, NY

    • Men; Legislators; Legislators' spouses;
    • Representative John Dow is speaking at a dinner at the Sterling Forest International Pavilion. His wife, Harriet, is seated beside him. 200 Democratic supporters who attended the $50-a-plate dinner expected to hear Senator Robert Kennedy, who was...
    • Haverstraw High School, Haverstraw, NY

    • Postcards; Schools;
    • The Haverstraw High School had three floors and three sections. The center was flanked by wings on either side. A bell tower soared above the center section. The card was sent to Mrs. J. B. Stewart in Santa Monica, CA:"Instead of Sunshine and...

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