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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...
    • Pennsylvania Turnpike

    • Postcards; Toll roads; Roads; Maps; Correspondence;
    • Post card of the Pennsylvania Turnpike running across Pennsylvania. Before World War II, the newly opened Pennsylvania Turnpike was a destination in itself.
    • JohnThurston Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Roads; Farms; Farm produce; Toll roads; Tolls;
    • Mr. Thurston had a genealogy of his family going back to 1682 and he referred to it often during the interview. In 1814 his great-great-grandfather Jacob Cox had 12 shares in the Cornwall-New Windsor Turnpike Company with controlled the toll road...
    • Interior of Peck Mansion

    • Building; Interior decoration; Historic Buildings; Moldings; Wallpapers; Doors & doorways;
    • Black and white photograph showing the molding around a door and ceiling in the Peck Mansion (Samsondale). Also shown is wallpaper, and the door itself.
    • Woman in straw boater

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Straw hats; Hats; Women; Ribbons; Lace; Buttons (Fasteners); Gloves; Dresses;
    • This woman's hat is a straw boater trimmed with velvet ribbon round the crown and lace, perhaps wired, in profusion on the brim. Her dress, of a striped fabric, perhaps a light wool, is designed with a wonderfully asymmetrical bodice, itself...
    • Old "76" House Restaurant, Andre's Prison

    • Postcards; Historic buildings; Restaurants; Stone buildings
    • Front left view of this building. A historical marker sign in posted near the steps in the front yard. Front left view of the 76 Stone House in Tappan, N.Y. The Old '76 House is not simply one of America's oldest taverns. Built in 1668, The Old...
    • 76 house

    • Postcards; Historic buildings; Stone buildings;
    • A hand colored postcard. Front left view of the 76 Stone House in Tappan, N.Y. The Old '76 House is not simply one of America's oldest taverns. built in 1668, the Old '76 House had a profound effect on the outcome of The Revolutionary War....
    • 76 house

    • Postcards; Hotels; Historic buildings; Stone buildings;
    • A front view of the historic "76 House" in Tappan, N.Y. The Old '76 House is not simply one of America's oldest taverns, built in 1668, the Old '76 House had a profound effect on the outcome of The Revolutionary War. Through its long use as a...
    • House on Kings Highway

    • Photographs; Houses; Shutters; Trellises;
    • This is a black and white image of a side gabled house set back from the road. There are two large stone pillars on either side of the driveway. The house itself has dark shingles. There are shutters with a crescent moon detail on most of the...
    • Calvin Tomkins' wallet

    • Wallets; Documents;
    • This brown leather wallet belonged to Calvin Tomkins. It contains business papers dealing with the schooner Henry Clay which carried materials from the Tomkins Cove Lime quarry to New York. The papers date from 1841 to 1865. The most recent is a...
    • Kings Ferry, Verplanck, N.Y.

    • Steamboats; Boats; Ferries; Postcards; Automobiles; Rivers; Piers & wharves;
    • This is a postcard of a ferry boat approaching the dock. On the right-side of the postcard in the foreground there are two sets of mooring piers. There are low rolling mountains all along the distant shore. The ferryboat itself has three levels....
    • Macedonia Baptist Church

    • Baptist churches; Churches; Signs (Notices); Pediments; Gables; Columns; Bricks; Fences;
    • This image is a collection of three photographs. The top photograph is a close-up view of the letter board sign detailing the worship services of the church. There is a pediment at the top of the sign that identifies this as the Macedonia Baptist...
    • Group photo at Fort Comfort beach

    • Group portraits; People; Men; Women; Hats; Gazebos; Cannons;
    • This image is of a group of four women and four men posed on with an old cannon. Two men and two women and standing, the others are on top of the cannon and its wheels. Three of the men are wearing hats, the fourth man is holding his hat in his...
    • Fire truck accident

    • Fire engines; Fire engines & equipment; Hoses; Ladders; Fire fighters; Utility poles; Accidents;
    • This image captures two views of an accident in which an open-top fire truck has wrapped itself around a telephone pole. In the top image, the fire truck is seen from the front. The fire truck is wrapped around the telephone pole on the passenger...
    • Fire truck accident

    • Fire engines; Fire engines & equipment; Hoses; Ladders; Fire fighters; Utility poles; Accidents;
    • This image is composed of two black-and-white photographs positioned one above the other. In the top image there are two men in the foreground near a rope that cordons off the road. In the background there are two ambulances, one in front, another...
    • Fire truck accident

    • Fire engines; Fire engines & equipment; Hoses; Ladders; Fire fighters; Utility poles; Accidents; Uniforms;
    • This image is composed of two black-and-white photographs one above the other. The top photograph is a view from the side of an early model, open-top fire truck that has been in an accident. The truck has wrapped itself around a telephone pole...

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