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Historic Views of Forest Lawn

Forest Lawn Cemetery - Margaret L. Wendt Archive and Resource Center

The collection contains images from the 19th and 20th Centuries showing historic views of Forest Lawn. These images are digitized from original glass plate negatives, photographic prints, lithographic drawings, stereoscopic views and commercial postcards. The earliest images of Forest Lawn document newly erected family lots and were intended to help illustrate the beauty of the landscape as well as drive sales in an era when buying pre-need burial space was a foreign concept. Glass plate negatives come from the McDonnell & Sons Monument Company and show the construction and completion... Read more

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Clarkson Family Photographs Collection

Clarkson University - Clarkson University Libraries

Dates of Original: 1825-1920

The Clarkson family of Potsdam, New York were major figures and in that town’s history, living there between 1821, when John C. Clarkson settled there and constructed the family’s future residence of Holcroft homestead, and 1946 with the passing away of Mrs. Emelie Moore. Other prominent family members include Thomas Clarkson, founder of Clarkson University, and General Matthew Clarkson who served as an officer in the American Revolution.

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Robert E. Hager Canal Boat Diagrams

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

Dates of Original: c. 1970 - 1990

Dr. Robert E. Hager (1916 - 2005) was an artist who created works of art about the Erie Canal. He had a passion for studying boats and the canals and was also known drawing diagrams of canal boats for the canal.

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Covid-19 Pandemic Photographs

History Center in Tompkins County

Dates of Original: March - June 2020

A strange and unfamiliar virus started sickening people in Wuhan, China in late 2019, and by early in 2020 cases began to show up in the United States. On March 1, 2020, New York State informed the public of its first case of the novel coronavirus, and by March 7, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency, which soon resulted in shifts to daily living, such as bans of large gatherings and calls for social distancing – keeping six feet apart and social circles small. By March 14, the Tompkins County Health Department reported its first Covid case, an Ithaca College community... Read more

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