William England and His 1859 Tour of the Catskills (Part 4)

March 26, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction William England (1830-1896) was a 19th century British photographer who was widely known for his travel images. He was an early adopter of photography, operating a studio in the late 1840s, less than ten years after the daguerreotype was created by French inventor Louis Daguerre. England’s 1859 trip through the United States, includ...
Read the Full Post »

William England and His 1859 Tour of the Catskills (Part 3)

March 19, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction William England (1830-1896) was a 19th century British photographer who was widely known for his travel images. He was an early adopter of photography, operating a studio in the late 1840s, less than ten years after the daguerreotype was created by French inventor Louis Daguerre. England’s 1859 trip through the United States, includ...
Read the Full Post »

William England and His 1859 Tour of the Catskills (Part 2)

March 19, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction William England (1830-1896) was a 19th century British photographer who was widely known for his travel images. He was an early adopter of photography, operating a studio in the late 1840s, less than ten years after the daguerreotype was created by French inventor Louis Daguerre. England’s 1859 trip through the United States, includ...
Read the Full Post »

William England and His 1859 Tour of the Catskills (Part 1)

March 12, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Introduction William England (1830-1896) was a 19th century British photographer who was widely known for his travel images. He was an early adopter of photography, operating a studio in the late 1840s, less than ten years after the daguerreotype was created by French inventor Louis Daguerre. England’s 1859 trip through the United States, includ...
Read the Full Post »

A Photographic Tour of Huguenot Street at New Paltz

March 05, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
New Paltz was founded in 1678 by French Huguenots, Protestant followers of John Calvin who had escaped religious persecution in France and emigrated to religiously tolerant countries around the world, including the United States. With the purchase of nearly 40,000 acres of land from the Esopus Indians, the 12 founding families, referred to as the P...
Read the Full Post »

Hankins Volunteer Fire Department, Sullivan County

February 26, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Hankins Volunteer Fire Department #1 is located near the Delaware River in the tiny hamlet of Hankins in the town of Fremont, Sullivan County. The department was established in 1949 “through the foresight and generosity of some prominent citizens in the neighboring communities a fire truck, a lot on which a new fire house is being erected, and...
Read the Full Post »

Fallsburg Falls: A Photographic Study

February 19, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Fallsburg Falls, once known as Old Falls, is a series of charming cascades on the Neversink River. Much of the early industry in the town of Fallsburg centered around the falls as it provided the necessary waterpower for the mills. Thomas Lockwood, considered by county historians to be the father of Fallsburg, soon bought out many of the earliest b...
Read the Full Post »

Campbell Inn at Roscoe, New York

February 12, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The century old Campbell Inn was a once famous resort located in the iconic fishing haven of Roscoe, New York. The resort, prominently located on a hillside overlooking the hamlet of Roscoe, first opened its doors circa 1900 under the ownership of Jefferson Campbell (1854-1916), a Roscoe native, prominent local merchant and partner in the firm Camp...
Read the Full Post »

High Falls on the Rondout Creek

February 05, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
High Falls, originally known as Great Falls, is a very wide, 25-foot-high waterfall that spans the Rondout Creek in the similarly named hamlet of High Falls. The falls were known to early settlers by the 1670s, with the first recorded transfer of land at the High Falls taking place with the land grant of 50 acres to Frederick Hussey in 1676. Howeve...
Read the Full Post »

Cantine Dam Falls

January 29, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The Cantine Dam Falls is a beautiful, albeit man-made, waterfall located in downtown Saugerties. The dam was originally erected in 1825 by Henry Barclay and was known as the Barclay Dam. In 1857 the dam was carried away by flooding, which also caused extensive damage to several mills and thus forced 700 people out of work for several months. The da...
Read the Full Post »

A Photographic Tour of Catskill, New York

January 22, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The historic riverside village of Catskill, scenically located at the junction of the Hudson River and Catskill Creek, is home to “rich architectural resources”, “a tapestry of architectural styles, most of which are remarkably well preserved” and “a wide variety and high concentration of well-preserved late eighteenth and nineteenth century brick...
Read the Full Post »

Over the Top at Cantigny

January 15, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Located in front of Greene County Supreme Court building in the village of Catskill, the World War I Doughboy statue titled “Over the Top at Cantigny” commemorates those who have served in 10th New York Infantry between July 15, 1917 and July 8, 1919. The Battle of Cantigny, during May 1918 in France, was the first American battle and victory of Wo...
Read the Full Post »

Cedar Grove (Home of Thomas Cole)

January 08, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
Thomas Cole (1801-1848) was perhaps the most prominent American landscape painter of his time. His depictions of the Catskills captured the imagination of the American public, offering a sense of national pride in the country’s natural beauty. His paintings offered the belief that the vast and awe-inspiring American landscape was sublime, a reflect...
Read the Full Post »

Broadway Theater: Movie Night in Monticello

January 01, 2022  •  Leave a Comment
The abandoned art deco Broadway Theater in the village of Monticello was a classic single screen theater. It started operating by circa 1930. According to the 1945 Film Daily Year Book the theater had 570 seats, although it was later expanded to approximately 1,000 seats. The Broadway Theater is listed on the National Register of Histori...
Read the Full Post »

O. & W. Railway Museum at Roscoe

December 25, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The New York, Ontario and Western Railway (N.Y. O. & W.) was a regional railroad that operated from 1868 to 1957. The railroad ran from Weehawken, New Jersey to Cornwall on the Hudson River and then on to Oswego on Lake Ontario, with branches to Kingston, Port Jervis, Monticello, Delhi, Utica, Rome and Scranton. The railroad entered bankruptcy in 1...
Read the Full Post »
Subscribe
RSS
Archive
January February March April May June July August September October November (3) December (1)
January (1) February (2) March April May June (2) July August September October November (1) December (1)
January February March April May June (1) July August September October November December
January February March April May June (1) July August September October November December
January February March April May June July August September (2) October November December
January (2) February (1) March (2) April (4) May June July August September October November (3) December (3)
January February March April May June (1) July August September October November December
January (5) February (4) March (6) April (7) May (4) June (4) July (1) August September October November December