View of Eldred from the east in the early 1900s. A.S. Myers owned the Orchard Terrace boarding house on the far left behind the Congregational Church. The house in the distance, past the Congregational Church, was originally owned by the … Continue reading
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Sunshine Hall A 1904 postcard of Sunshine Hall in the Austin Collection, is an invitation for a Congregational Church Reunion, October 2, 1904. The Hall was next to the Congregational Church, and was also used for the men’s Bible study … Continue reading
Cousin Lillie Austin taught in School District No. 9, in the Town of Cochecton, in the 1902 to 1903 school year. The souvenir booklet listed the names of 26 students.
The back of the postcard is written on, so 1907 is the earliest it could be. “How would you like to get into one of these big vehicles and ride all over New York? They pass this house every day. … Continue reading
A rotograph was a photograph printed by a process in which a strip or roll of sensitized paper was automatically fed over the negative so that a series of prints are made, developed, fixed, cut apart, and washed at a … Continue reading
Real Photo Postcards (RPPC) seem to have started in general use in the first few years after 1900. In 1903 Kodak introduced their No. 3A Folding Pocket Camera designed for postcard-size film. The photographs could be printed on postcard backs. … Continue reading
I thought Halfway Brook readers might enjoy this photo of Pond Eddy, PA, contributed by Dennis C. Pond Eddy, PA is south of it’s New York name twin.
In December 1904 my uncle Raymond Austin turned 4. A couple stories are told about Raymond and his grandfather Henry Austin who lived with the Austin family: Mort and Jennie, and their sons: Raymond, McKinley, and Will. When Raymond was … Continue reading