Category Archives: Historic Photographs and Documents

Reflections On and With Mr. Bannerman’s Tower

Hello Friends of Hudson Valley Ruins, Please read below for information about an upcoming photography exhibit by a good friend of mine, which I think would be of interest to you. Rob _____________________________________________________ Reflections On and With Mr. Bannerman’s Tower … Continue reading

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A Look Back at “Nobody’s Fool” – Part Two

Picking up from where we left off in Part One, in the Matteawan section of Beacon: 25. Main Street, Beacon I lucked out here! I just walked up the street from the Tip Top Construction site when, rounding the corner, … Continue reading

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A Look Back at “Nobody’s Fool” – Part One

One of my favorite movies, maybe my favorite movie, is “Nobody’s Fool.” There might be a few reasons why I like it so much, but the fact that it draws on familiar and interesting architecture and locations, right here in … Continue reading

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Richmond Hill, Irvington, NY

Or, “How a near-obsolete piece of technology helped identify a box of mystery photographs.” In 2004 or 2005 I received email from Oliver Parsons in England. He recently came across a set of photographs of a magnificent mansion but the … Continue reading

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Hudson Valley Ruins Before the Internet?

When I recently photographed my grandmother’s artworks including her Tappan Zee Bridge construction paintings, my aunt also showed me some of her mom’s scrapbooks. One is entitled “Hudson River 1″ and the other one is labeled “Tarrytown 2.” Both books … Continue reading

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