Claire K. Tholl Hudson River Collection

Collection Owner:
Cover Image:
Hudson River Excursion Steamer, Newburgh, N.Y.
Hudson River Excursion Steamer, Newburgh, N.Y. - Image Source

Collection Facts


Historical Context

Claire K. Tholl (1926-1995) was an architectural historian, cartographer and naval engineering draftsman. Born in Hackensack, New Jersey Claire Koch Tholl studied engineering and naval designing at Stevens Institute of Technology from Cooper Union in 1947. She worked as a draftsman during World War 2 at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida. She moved into historic preservation and architectural history and over her career worked to preserve more than 200 stone houses in New Jersey. She was an early member of the Steamship Historical Society of America and retained her love of steamboats.  

Scope of Collection

This collection contains images from the Hudson River portion of the Claire K. Tholl collection. The collection includes postcards and photographs of steamboats, ships and ferries.