Monthly Archives: February 2014

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

Posted in Historic Photographs and Documents, Westchester County | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Demolition Alert, Historic Photographs and Documents, Westchester County | 8 Comments

Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Art by Edith Downing

In this post I present the artwork of my grandmother Edith (Stein) Downing, particularly her images of the construction of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Edith S. Downing, Tarrytown, NY. As you may well know by now, a new Tappan Zee … Continue reading

Posted in Non-ruins, Rockland County, Westchester County | 5 Comments