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    • "At Annandale, Christmas Eve 1888"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • This image is the only known photograph of the interior of the Bard Home. Taken after Margaret Bard's death, the house was not regularly occupied by John Bard and his second wife Annie Belcher at this time. The room appears to be well appointed and...
    • 1810-09-05, Society of negroes unsettled

    • Slaveholders; Bounty hunters; Huguenots
    • In 1810 a group of New Paltz slave holders joined together to form "The Society of Negroes Unsettled". This group of twelve men appointed four among them to search for slaves that had run away from the group. They were to be paid $14 a day for...
    • 1862-12-27 letter from Jacob Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena how he was appointed officer of the guard in Carolton while the Col. moved to New Orleans. Once Jacob arrived in New Orleans, he found the Col. aboard a boat going home. He expressed that he wished he could write her more.l
    • Aaron Larne Christie

    • Schools; School board members; Portrait photographs;
    • Aaron Larne Christie is seated at a small table. His hair is graying, his face is lined, and he wears a fringe of a beard. He owned a carriage building factory in Nyack. February 28, 1882, this note appeared in the Nyack Evening Journal:...
    • Arthur Boniface of Scarsdale, N.Y.

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    • This is a black and white photograph of Scarsdale resident Arthur Boniface. He held several key positions in Scarsdale, including Village Manager and Village Engineer. Mr. Boniface was born in Hastings, England, son of Philip and Sarah Boniface. He...
    • Attacking Pillbox Maneuvers in England

    • World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war
    • Olin Dows enlisted in officer training in 1942 and left this in 1943 when he was appointed as head of three artists chosen to document the European Theater of Operations, first as an official painter and later as a photographer.
    • Crossing a Stream by Rope Bridge

    • World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war
    • Olin Dows enlisted in officer training in 1942 and left this in 1943 when he was appointed as head of three artists chosen to document the European Theater of Operations, first as an official painter and later as a photographer. Many of his...
    • Detail from Erskine-De Witt map

    • Maps
    • A close up of the Erskine-De Witt map, focusing on Dobbs Ferry. Simeon deWitt, 1756-1834, was Geographer and Surveyor General of the Continental Army. Colonial Robert Erskine, 1735-1780, was an engineer from Scotland whoe came to Ringwood, N.J....
    • 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...
    • Dr. Jules Backman of Scarsdale, N.Y.

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    • This is a black and white photograph of Dr. Jules Backman. Dr. Backman was an economist who taught at NYU for nearly 50 years. He was an authority on prices, labor, and antitrust problems. He consulted for many companies, including Alcoa, Western...
    • Harold Mestre

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Harold Mestre, who served as the 9th president of the college, was a distinguished biophysicist appointed to the position in January of 1938. He only served for one year, dying suddenly on the second day of the fall semester of 1939. The College...
    • Inscription on milestone, Nyack, NY

    • Milestones; Plaques; Historic sites; Historical markers;
    • The inscription on the plaque above the Nyack milestone says: "Erected by the Rockland County Society to commemorate the opening of the Nyack Turnpike between Nyack and Suffern - The first direct highway across the county of Rockland and the first...
    • James Starr Clark

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Pictured here as a young man, James Starr Clark came to Annandale in the 1850's as a tutor to the Bard children. He lived with the family for two years, during which time he developed a close, trusting relationship with the family. Hard working...
    • Jules and Grace Backman of Scarsdale, N.Y.

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    • This is a black and white photograph of Jules and Grace Backman with another man at the Backman Conference Center. Dr. Backman was an economist who taught at NYU for nearly 50 years. He was an authority on prices, labor, and antitrust problems. He...
    • Last Will and Testament of Jan Van Ness

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    • This is the last will and testament of Jan Van Ness of Albany. According to a biography created by the New York State Museum, he was probably born during the 1640's or early 50's. He was the son of New Netherland pioneers Cornelis and Maria Van...
    • Leonard Cooke at the Rockland County Building, New City NY

    • Business people; Portrait photographs;
    • Leonard Cooke was an advocate for civil rights for all, outspoken on issues of equal employment and adequate housing. He lobbied for the creation of a county human rights agency and in 1963 was appointed to the new agency. He then served more than...

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