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    • Young woman with two dogs

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Dogs; Collars; Hats;
    • A young woman poses with two dogs. There was a short period of time around 1900 when some young women tried out a very masculine look. Here, evidently, is one, complete with checkered shirt, high starched collar, bow tie and a Homburg hat...
    • Henry Gourdine - SEGMENT 7: Building boats

    • Boats; Fishing;
    • First duck boat. Father could make boats, made one for Henry and one for his brother. Henry never uses his, so he let son Norman use it. Round bottom boat now in barn. He would "give a hand" in building boats, even with people who had no idea how...
    • Washington's Headquarters at Tappan

    • Postcards; Military headquarters; Historic buildings
    • Looking over small rolling hills, across a field, over two wooden fences towards a building. This was the Headquarters of Gen. Washington at Tappan and it is also the house in which Major Andre was tried. Copy of an original painting by Cornelius...
    • Urban Renewal: Backyard in Nyack

    • Urban renewal; Laundry; Dwellings;
    • Children play in a dirt driveway near some garages. Laundry hangs from apartments in the background. This location has not been identified but Nyack official Leonard Cooke tried to document places that would be destroyed by Urban Renewal projects.
    • Ribs of the Roof: Tappan Zee Playhouse

    • Theaters; Girders; Aerial photographs;
    • For many years, residents of Nyack tried to preserve the Tappan Zee Playhouse. At one point, this included reshingling the roof. Someone took a photo from above, of the rib beams that support the roof itself.
    • William Smith House, Haverstraw, NY

    • Historic buildings; Historic sites;
    • The Federal-style William Smith house, with center doorways, symmetrical windows, and wide front porch was built about 1770. The frame house with a hipped roof still stands. William Smith and his brother, Joshua Hett Smith, had homes on the old...
    • Tappan Zee Playhouse

    • Theaters; Marquees;
    • Nyack residents tried to resurrect the derelict Tappan Zee Playhouse on South Broadway. The marquee was reattached and line drawings illustrating plays, like 'The Prisoner of Zenda,' were added to the front. A committee called the Tappan Zee...
    • Tappan Zee Playhouse Preservation

    • Theaters; Fund raising;
    • For many years after the Tappan Zee Playhouse closed, many Nyackers tried to preserve and restore it. This photo was taken during a sidewalk fund-raising affair.
    • DeWint House, Tappan

    • Historic buildings; Historic sites;
    • A woman walks along the brick sidewalk to the doorway of the 1700 DeWint House, a historical site in Tappan, NY. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington stayed in this house when the British spy, John Andre, was being tried as a spy.
    • Demolition of Tappan Zee Playhouse

    • Theaters; Demolition;
    • For twenty years, citizens of Nyack and the surrounding communities tried to preserve the Tappan Zee Playhouse. In February 1990, a crane began the demolition of the back of the building. By 2003, the entire building had been reduced to rubble.
    • After a fire at the '76 House, Tappan, NY

    • Restaurants; Stone buildings;
    • Fire destroyed the front of Tappan's Old '76 House in 1895, leaving the rooms of the inn and restaurant exposed to the street. The building was restored and was soon back in business. This image was apparently used in a newspaper article. Attached...
    • Football game, Cluett Hall, calendar entry, Pawling School, Pawling, New York, 1920

    • Buildings; People; Business people; Architects; Schools; Boarding schools; Education; Architectural elements; Architecture; Dormitories; Students; Private schools; Sports; Philanthropists; Football; Actors
    • This is a photograph of a football game in progress on the grounds of Pawling School in the fall of 1920. Cluett Hall, the main school building, looms in the background. The text under the photograph is an excerpt from the school calendar and...

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