Historic Postcards of Dutchess County

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A collection of early postcards of the Dutchess county area.

Title

Historic Postcards of Dutchess County

Items in the Historic Postcards of Dutchess County Collection

Amenia High School
Black & white photograph, view of the front of the school.

"A Frosty Morning"
Black & white, view of a snow-covered road & a horse-drawn carriage in Bangall, N.Y.

Reflection, Hunn's Lake
Hand-colored, view of Hunn's Lake in Bangall, N.Y. Writing along the bottom reads, "This is a dancing hall having a fine time."

Reservoir on Mt. Beacon, Near Matteawan
Color illustration, view of the reservoir on Mt. Beacon.

"The Red Cottage" Hunn's Lake
Hand-colored, view of the Red Cottage on Hunn's Lake in Bangall, N.Y.

Looking Down Mt. Beacon Incline Railway
Color illustration, from Summit Station Mt. Beacon, near Matteawan, N.Y. Mt. Beacon Incline Railway is 2200 feet long, 1540 feet straight elevation. Average grade 62 degrees.

Monument on Summit of Mt. Beacon
Color illustration, the obelisk at the summit of Mt. Beacon, near Matteawan, N.Y., with reposers at its base.

Cottages on Mt. Beacon
Hand-colored, view of the cottages on the summit of Mt. Beacon, near Matteawan, N.Y.

View of Incline, Mt. Beacon
Hand-colored, view of the Incline Railway from the base of Mt. Beacon, in Matteawan, N.Y.

Cottages on Summit of Mt. Beacon
Hand-colored, view of the cottages on the summit of Mt. Beacon, near Matteawan, N.Y.

Hotel, Casino & Power Station, Mt. Beacon
Color illustration, the hotel, casino & power station for the Incline Railway at the summit of Mt. Beacon. From the reverse: "Mount Beacon-The highest elevated point in the Hudson Highlands, and the scene of Beacon fires to signal distant points…

Cottages & Power Station on Summit, Mt. Beacon
Hand-colored, view of the cottages & power station at the summit, with an insert of the casino.

Looking Toward the Monument from the Casino, Mt. Beacon
Black & white photograph, view of the cottages & monument on the summit of Mt. Beacon.

Beaconcrest Hotel & Casino, Mt. Beacon
Black & white photograph, view of the hotel & casino at the summit of Mt. Beacon.

Beacon Crest Hotel, Mt. Beacon
Color illustration, view of the front of the hotel with strolling guests.

Looking Toward the Casino, Mt. Beacon
Black & white illustration, view of the casino atop Mt. Beacon, with Newburgh in the distance.

Largest Casino in Hudson Valley, Atop Mt. Beacon, N.Y.
Black & white photograph, view of the casino on Mt. Beacon. From the reverse: "Mt. Beacon -- World's Steepest Incline Railroad, 1,540 feet high, 2,384 feet long, average grade 64%. 'The Hudson River's Most Famous Resort.'"

On the Way to the Monument, Beacon N.Y.
Color illustration, view of the obelisk atop Mt. Beacon.

Mt. Beacon Incline R.R.
Black & white photograph, view of the railway from the base of Mt. Beacon

Cars Passing on Switch, Mount Beacon Incline
Color illustration, view of two railway cars passing on the side of the mountain.

View of Incline, Mt. Beacon
Black & white photograph, view of the railway from the base of Mt. Beacon

Car Just Starting Steep Incline
Color illustration, view of a railcar beginning the descent down the Mt. Beacon Incline Railway.

St. Luke's Church & Mt. Beacon in Distance
Color illustration, view of St. Mark's Church in Matteawan (Beacon), Mt. Beacon visible in the background.

Glimpse of the Hat Factories from Fishkill Creek
Color illustration, view of the hat factories on Fishkill Creek, with boaters in the foreground.

Rombout Presbyterian Church
Sepia illustration, text reads, " Rombout Presbyterian Church, built 1750, rebuilt 1830, burned 1866. Judge Theodorus Van Wyck was one of its founders. Rev. Chauncey Graham was the first pastor for 23 years."

Methodist Church, Matteawan, N.Y.
Black & white illustration, view of the Matteawan Methodist Church. Writing on the front reads, "Do you know there this is? Florence."

Methodist Church, Matteawan, N.Y.
Black & white illustration, view of the Matteawan Methodist Church. Writing on the front reads, "Dear Donna:- I hope you will pardon me for not writing before. Your friend [indecipherable]."

Tioronda R.R. Bridge, Mt. Beacon in Distance.
Color-tinted, view of the Tioronda Railroad Bridge over Fishkill Creek, Mt. Beacon visible in the background.

Hudson River & Newburgh in distance from Mt. Beacon, N.Y.
Black & white photograph, view of the Hudson River & Newburgh waterfront from the summit of Mt. Beacon.

The Teller House
Hand-colored, the Teller House, now known as the Madam Brett Homestead, in Matteawan (Beacon), N.Y.