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    • 'Henry W. Longfellow' catamaran, Nyack, NY

    • Boats; Boat & ship industry;
    • From p. 47 of "Old Nyack": " The 'Henry W. Longfellow', designed by William Voorhis, was an experiment in navigation launched in 1880. The vessel had two cigar-shaped hulls 200 feet long and 5 1/2 feet in diameter amidships. A single deck rested on...
    • 1 Colden Street, Newburgh, NY

    • Tailor shops
    • This is the southwest corner of Colden and First Streets, the place where old Water Street met Colden. The stone roadway and heavy slate sidewalks rise up the steep hill of First Street toward High Street visible in the background. Tailor Louis...
    • 128 DePew Avenue, Nyack, NY

    • Houses;
    • Located uphill from South Franklin Street, the Barner House has undergone many changes: the porch, the windows, the siding, and probably the stoop are replacements. It is an example of Nyack's many mid-nineteenth century working-class residences....
    • 15 Prospect Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Dormers;
    • What did this house look like originally? The roof and dormer windows appear to be original but the front entrance have windows on the lower floor have been changed. There was a porch on the back, designed to look out at the Hudson River. It was...
    • 1863-01-18 letter from Jacob HasBrouck to Rowena HasBrouck

    • African Americans; Slavery; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Jacob tells Rowena about some activities he did today. He also describes a person of color whom he refers to as a 'darkey' who serves the regiment. The African American man brough him a stove made from an oil can and a soap box. The letter...
    • 77 Jefferson Street, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Porches;
    • This residence has been carefully maintained or restored. Once a clapboard house, it is now covered with aluminum siding. The original owner was George Glover, a shoemaker from England who did not have a mortgage. There is a good description of...
    • A.E. & J.H. Christie carriages and sleighs

    • Industry; Employees;
    • Carroll Scott Waldron at Work A great deal of mystery and legend surrounds the life of Carroll Scott Waldron (1837-1921). His self-styled biography, for example, announces that he was born in a log cabin in Henderson County, Illinois. Carroll...
    • Affidavit of Aurt Polhamus

    • Affidavits; Toll roads;
    • Handwritten affidavit stating that Aurt Polhamus would not build a section of the Nyack Turnpike between the the property of James DClarks [DeClark] and Ramson [Remson] for $4000.00. Polhamus did not offer a reason why he would not build the road.
    • Bard Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • This postcard depicts another angle of the Blithewood pool. Acquired by Bard with the Blithewood estate in 1951, the college maintained the pool until the early 1970s. In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the...
    • Barn and silo

    • Farms; Barns; Silos;
    • The barn is traditional but the silo has unusual exterior wrap-around supports. Dr. Rooney did not identify the location of the farm, whether in Rockland County or farther away.
    • Battle Monument, West Point, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Military academies; Military facilities; Monuments;
    • Looking up at Battle Monument from the base, seven sphere surround the monument. It was dedicated in 1897 "in memory of the officers and men of the American Army who fell in battle," specifically the Regular Army casualties of the North during the...
    • Bicycle built in Nyack, NY

    • Bicycles & tricycles; Business enterprises; Factories; Transportation;
    • An article in the January 2, 1897 Journal News announced : "The factory is coming: Bicycles to be made in Nyack next year." Indeed, bicycles were built in Nyack for a few years by the Nuttall Manufacturing Company. Nuttall made every part of the...
    • Blithewood Swimming Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the 'pool by the falls': "The pool was an integral part of summer life at Bard for 20 years after the college acquired it. A green canopy of overhanging trees shaded the...
    • Bounty hunters agreement

    • Slaveholders; Bounty hunters; Huguenots
    • Articles of agreement: Jacob J. Hasbrouck and Isaiah Hasbrouck agreed to Josiah Eltinge, William Hasbrouck, Philip Dayo, and Andries Lefever Jr. that if they found any of the runaway slaves listed "they may sell and dispose of the said negroes."...

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