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    • Beauties of the Hudson River.  No. 4120

    • Stereographs; Rivers; People; Leisure; Land;
    • The photographer called this scene "Along Shore View." It appears to be along the Hudson River near Plum Point and where the Moodna Creek flows into the Hudson River. There are at least 6 people watching something in the river.
    • (A) George and Gertrude Abrams

    • Portrait photographs; Clothing & dress; Waistcoats; Vests; Buttons (Fasteners); Mustaches; Hairstyles;
    • (A) Formal studio portrait of Gertrude and George Abrams. Gertrude was born in 1861 to James and Catherine Crookston who lived in the Tuthill section of Gardiner, N.Y. She was one of at least six children. She married George Abrams on January 30,...
    • Toll House

    • Toll roads; Indians of North America; Women; Men; Carts & wagons; Children;
    • Photograph showing the toll house along the Nyack Turnpike in Central Nyack.
      Also visible in the photograph is the Turnpike, a wagon traveling on the road and John Baker, the toll collector. His wife is also visible in the photograph. It is...
    • Woman with bobbed hair

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Dresses; Hairstyles; Shoes; Collars; Rings;
    • This woman's hair is bobbed and she wears rings on the fourth finger of each hand. Her white dress is probably silk from the way it seems to fall, and the wide collar is trimmed with a fine edging which may be lace. The arch of her foot seems to...
    • 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....
    • Men riding fire truck

    • Fire engines; Fire engines & equipment; Ladders; Bells; Lanterns; Hats;
    • In this image, at least thirteen men are riding on an early model firetruck. The truck has wooden wheels, a crank handle at the front bumper and a ladder on the back. Some of the men are seated, some are holding onto the side standing on the...
    • Early bookmobile with line of children

    • Bookmobiles; Books; Automobiles; Children; Hats;
    • This black-and-white photograph captures a long line of mostly children waiting for their turn at a bookmobile. The bookmobile is an early model automobile with a spare tire mounted on its front fender. The sides of the car open up to reveal...
    • Bulldozers

    • Bulldozers; Bridge construction; Bridges;
    • At least eight bulldozers are parked along the railroad tracks at Ardsley,Westchester County, ready for the Tappan Zee Bridge construction.
    • West Nyack Grammar School

    • Schools; School children; School principals;
    • Aren't there at least ninety students standing in front of the school? Their ages range from four or five to the teens. A man standing in the back row is either the principal or a teacher. Where are the other teachers?
    • Fireman's Funeral

    • Fire engines & equipment; Funeral processions; Postcards;
    • Postcard depicts a funeral train consisting of early automobiles, carriages, and an early fire wagon pulled by at least twelve firemen. On either side of the train can be seen people lining the sidewalks looking on with Victorian homes and...
    • Public School No. 5 Nanuet, NY

    • Schools; Postcards;
    • The two-story brick building that housed the school children of Nanuet, NY, had at least 8 classrooms. It was located on Highview Avenue.
    • Lobby of Tappan Zee Playhouse, Nyack, NY

    • Theaters; Lobbies;
    • When this picture was taken, no Tappan Zee Playhouse tickets had been sold for at least ten years. In the sixties and seventies, however, the playhouse was used for summer stock. The Nyack Library has some of the playbills from that era.
    • 118 Depot Place, South Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Architectural decorations & ornaments;
    • This house, at least 100 years old in 1984, shows many Greek Revival details. Under the gable is delicate carving. The columns and panels in the bay window and the enclosed section of the porch are matched.
    • The Klein family, Nyack, NY

    • Families; Portrait photographs;
    • At least three generations of the Klein family pose outside their large house with a high stairway. All are dressed for a special occasion. There are two Kleins listed in the local directories in the Nyack Library, one at Main Street near...
    • Barn with horses

    • Barns; Horses; Farms;
    • This large old barn has several shed-like additions. At least one section was used to store hay for the winter. Three sturdy horses are in the picture. Were they used to draw the machinery?
    • Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY

    • Business districts; Automobiles;
    • Lafayette Avenue, the main thoroughfare through Suffern's business district, is lined with stores and automobiles.The signs are small but at least two can be read. On the left is a shoe store and on the right is a soda shop.
    • Colonial herb garden, New City, NY

    • Women; Herbs; Gardens;
    • In the colonial herb garden at the Historical Society of Rockland County are Elizabeth Levers, Helena Hora, Geraldine Ward, and Ginny McCarthy. The women are in colonial dress and at least two if them are wearing wooden shoes.

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