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Lily Dale Postcards

Center for Inquiry - Center for Inquiry Libraries

Dates of Original: c. 1900 - 1930

Lily Dale Postcards
This collection includes postcards depicting several events, activities, local individuals, buildings, and landmarks of the spiritualist community in Lily Dale, New York, made famous by the Fox Sisters. Lily Dale is a small community of psychics and mediums, and it also happens to be the oldest spiritual community in North America. Lily Dale is a site of spiritual worship where tourists can get in touch with the occult and supernatural. Today, spiritualism still thrives in Lily Dale as strongly as when it was established by the Fox sisters.
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Frederick Lawrence Pomeroy Collection

American Pomeroy Historic Genealogical Association

Dates of Original: c. 1890 - 1920

Frederick Lawrence Pomeroy (1855-1906) was born in Cortland, NY and later lived in Brooklyn. Pomeroy was the nephew of Lemuel Strong Pomeroy, a noted abolitionist. At the time of his death, he was Assistant General Traffic Manager with the New York Central Railroad. The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 made the railroads the first industry subject to federal regulation. In 1906, in the first case filed under this act, the New York Central Railroad was convicted of giving “rebates” to the American Sugar Company and fined. As part of the judgment, Pomeroy was also fined $6,000. The stress of... Read more

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Family Bible Records Schoharie County NY

Middleburgh Library

Dates of Original: c. 1650 - 1960

Schoharie County was originally part of Albany county during the eighteenth century. During the Revolutionary War, the county had both families who were Loyalists and families who were Patriots. Many Loyalist families fled to Canada during the war. After the war ended and treaties were signed, Albany County broke off into smaller counties.

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Autographs

Corning Community College - Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library

Dates of Original: c. 1770 - 1990

The American Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783) was a war between the United States and Great Britain, where the United States won its freedom and became an independent nation. Since it was its own country, the United States created a governing body. During the Civil War (1860 - 1865), however, the southern states seceded from the United States but rejoined as one country after the war was over. The dominant ideals for the American government are a form of classical liberalism and republicanism.

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