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These slides are of the following homes: Mark Twain's rebuilt study; Mark Twain's Study at Quarry Farm, Crane Rd., East Hill; Jacob Lowman, Sr.'s home, 1853; Jacob Lowman, Sr.'s home built 1819, later Knapp Jason, and Mary Early home; George Lowman 1853 home, later occupied by the Grace sisters; William Lowman residence; Zim House, Horseheads, interior in 1980, Leah Cramer & A. Hall; 1212 W. Water St. in 1986; Alms House(County Home), N. Chemung Road, Breesport; Jenkins house, Old Lowman Rd, 1984; Mrs. Ray Tompkins' home, Strathmont, 1984; Langdon Plaza, 1981, site of former Langdon home; Joseph Rodbourn home, Breesport; Lebbus Hammond home, lower Maple Ave., built 1792-1795; Strathmont, 1984. SlidesDrawer 1Historical Homes02
These slides are of the following homes: Zim House, Horseheads, December 1984; Strathmont, J. Sloat Fassett residence; John Brand residence, Maple Ave.; John Hendy cabin, first settler; Reynolds home, razed for 2nd Steele Library; Rathbun House, 1899, public parlors; Arnot Art Museum, interior; white house with pillers on Elmira Westside; interior of Hendy cabin, fireplace; Foster House, 722 W. Water St.; Diven residence and later Glove House, Church & Walnut Sts; side view of the Sly Mansion on corner of Sly and Maple Ave., razed for a Mobile Service Station; Brand home, Maple Ave.; 2 slides of 2 unidentified homes on Maple Ave, Elmira.SlidesDrawer 1Historical Homes03
These slides are of the following homes: Gillette home, 378 W. Church St.; Robinson home interior (2); John Hendy's cabin (2); interior of Hendy's cabin (2); 1st courthouse and jail was on corner of Sullivan and Church St.SlidesDrawer 1Historical Homes04
These slides are of Historical Markers: Fort Sullivan; Clinton & Sullivan; Seal of Town of Elmira 1792 (2); 107th NY Volunteer Monument in front of County Clerk's Office; Sun Dial Sculpture near Elmira Savings; Exempt Firemen's Monument, Woodlawn Cemetery, 1983 photo by Thomas Byrne; Horseheads sign on NY State Route 14 (2); Erin St. Patrick Day Cards advertisment; Exempt Firemen's Monument, Woodlawn Cemetery; Southern Memorial, National Woodlawn Cemetery (2); Thomas Beecher Plaque; The Four Chaplains; unidentified monument with flags; The Elk Club's Elk statue; Dunn Field (baseball), foot of Luce St.; WWI Arch at Wisner Park "Welcome Home Soldiers, Sailors".SlidesDrawer 1Historical Markers01
These slides are of the hospitals and nursing homes: St. Joseph from the south east; Chemung County Nursing Facility, residents; Home for the Aged; Arnot-Ogden Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit, nurse or mother and baby; Gleason's Watercure Sanitarium; Parlors at Gleason's Sanitarium; Chemung County Nursing Facility Health Dept. building; First Arnot-Ogden Hospital, opened 1888, Victorian building; c. 1980's Arnot-Ogden Hospital building; Arnot-Ogden, Tom Brynes' 1980 photo; 1984 photo of Arnot-Ogden; x-ray or radiation room at Arnot-Ogden, nurse, technician with patient; Arnot-Ogden modern entrance; St. Joseph's, Tom Byrne's 1980; Elcor Nursing Home, Horseheads, 1986; Elcor Nursing Home sign; Elcor Merriott Manor sign; Marriott Manor building; Bethany Center, one of the buildings. SlidesDrawer 1Hospitals01
This slide is the front entrance of the Arnot-Ogden Hospital.SlidesDrawer 1Hospitals03
These slides are of the following maps: Glenn Route 1900-23, C. R. King 1912; location of Congregation Shomray Hadath c. 1900; Eastside showing Jewish Synagogues c. 1900; 1815 Newtown; 1978 proposed plans for second floor; Temple B'nai Israel c. 1900; 1882, John Brand, line drawing south side of Chemung River; 1882 John Brand, line drawing of house, trees, empty lots and roads; 1882 John Brand, line drawing north side of Chemung River; Canal System in Chemung County; Elmira 1837, canal later State St.; 1853 Village of Elmira; Underground RR, Siebert, 1963; 1867 Chemung Co.; 1836 Chemung Co.; Teedyuscung's Pennsylvania 1700-1763; Distribution of Indian Families & Tribes in U.S.; Distribution of Indian Tribes in NY State in 1600; Captain Williamson's project route.SlidesDrawer 1Maps01
These slides are maps of the following: 1882, John Brand, line drawing of Elmira; Indian Boundary line (3); Battle of Newtown; 1832 drawing of Elmira Business District, from Geo H. Cotton home, Presbyterian Church Spire, and Courthouse Dome; Plank Rd.; North American Indian Languages; Zim map of Horseheads "Hub of Our County"; Chemung River Valley prior to Glacier Period; Fort Stanwix Treaty Line of 1768; Elmira (2); Tioga, PA Confluence; line drawing of Elmira and Chemung River; c 1930, Elmira; map of Gorham & Phelps Purchase, Ontario Co., NY; the U.S. at close of Revolutionary War; Ontario and Steuben Counties.SlidesDrawer 1Maps03
These slides are maps of the following: 1790 Phelps & Gorham Purchase; c. late 18th Century, Western NY; Elmira Confederate Prison Camp; c. late 18th Century, Northeastern U. S. showing western cessions; Chemung-Tioga Counties; Southern Tier; 1837 Elmira; Main Iroquois Trails; 1867 Chemung Co.; Chemung River Valley prior to Glacier Period; Glacier changes course of Chemung River; After the Glacier, present course of Chemung River; 1860 Elmira (not accurate); Elmira: 1869 Atlas, Chemung Co., South Section of City of Elmira (Junction City); Atlas 1876, Chemung-Junction Canal converse City of Elmira; Elmira with bridge across river.SlidesDrawer 1Maps04
These slides are of various views in Chemung County: Lake and Water Streets intersection; Gray St. Parking Garage; Chemung County Historical Society exhibit at museum on Williams St.,prior to 1972; Chamber of Commerce Tourist Information; looking east from Gorton Coy's roof (on W. Water St.), August 19, 1966, Centertown, Erie Lackawanna Rail Road; south side of W. Water St., east of Main St, from Gorton Coy's roof, 1968; West Water St., east from Gorton Coy's roof, 1968; Main St. bridge from Gorton Coy's roof, 1968; northeast from Gorton Coy's roof to Centertown, 1968; east from Gorton Coy's roof, June 1968; Hanover Square, Horseheads, c. 1930; O. H. Cotton & Bro. Furniture Movers, team of horses pulling wagon; residence of R. T. Arnot, and residence of J. T. Rathbone; corner of Lake and Water; Jones Court; Dewittsburg.SlidesDrawer 1Miscellaneous Views of Chemung County01
These slides various views in Chemung County: Elmira City Hall, Church St.; Dewittsburg, E. Water St.; Elmira Fire Headquarters, March 1965 (3); Lowman Crossover, Wellsburg; north side East Water St., east of Chemung Canal Bank, February 1969 (2); north side East Water St., west of Baldwin St., 1969; Exchange & Nicks St., Elmira, 1968 (3); W. Water St., east from roof of Gorton Coy's roof, 1968; W. Water St., east from Gorton Coy's roof, August 19, 1966; northeast from Gorton Coy's roof, Iszard's on left, 1966; northwest from Gorton Coy's, N. Main St., 1966 (2).SlidesDrawer 1Miscellaneous Views of Chemung County02
These slides various views in Chemung County: Elmira City Hall, Church St.; Dewittsburg, E. Water St.; Elmira Fire Headquarters, March 1965 (3); Lowman Crossover, Wellsburg; north side East Water St., east of Chemung Canal Bank, February 1969 (2); north side East Water St., west of Baldwin St., 1969; Exchange & Nicks St., Elmira, 1968 (3); W. Water St., east from roof of Gorton Coy's roof, 1968; W. Water St., east from Gorton Coy's roof, August 19, 1966; northeast from Gorton Coy's roof, Iszard's on left, 1966; northwest from Gorton Coy's, N. Main St., 1966 (2).SlidesDrawer 1Miscellaneous Views of Chemung County03
These slides are of various views in Chemung Co.: Baldwin St. horse trough plus horse and surrey; homes on W. Clinton St.; trolley on Water St.; 1920's Water St. crossing; 1984 W. Water St.; Hanover Square (labeled Franklin Square) looking north towards Canal Toll House; Langdon Plaza, 1986; Courthouse Row 1983; c 1850 picture of Elmira and river from East Hill; E. Water from Hulett Building; Leigh Valley RR Depot, 5th & Baldwin, c 1925; Carroll St.; Main & Water St., c 1912; "Dreamland" 1st movie house; Lake St., 1858, the famous "Pig Picture"; Centertown Parking Garage; Main & Water, Schulte Cigars, 1950; Old Lake St.; Water & Baldwin St., 1893; looking east on Church St., horse and buggy days.SlidesDrawer 1Miscellaneous Views of Chemung County04
These 17 slides of paintings of Native Americans show their tree spirits, frost spirit, and of them tending their garden, and other daily activities. SlidesDrawer 1Native Amercans04
These slides are of Native Americans and items pertaining to them: a carved face on 1/2 of a small piece of tree trunk; two tree trunks crossed over each other; Iroguis Eastern Gateway, Mohawk River, looking east; map of Iroquis; maps of tribes in the northeast; tableau of Iroquois crafts--making weapons for hunting, making wagons; map of Iroquois Country; Deleware Country map; Montomery County 1788 map; Montgomery County 1871 map; Owasco Village, small buildings and crafts; Iroguios lands and reservations; tableau of a cut away view of a fortified Iroquois Village (2); print of a fortified Iroquois village (2). SlidesDrawer 1Native Americans 01
These slides are of Natives Americans: painting of Native Americans picking fruit and sorting it on a mat; drawing of Mohawk longhouse village, 1660-1693; drawing of Iroquois longhouse; longhouse construction drawing (4); 3 different slides of Iroquois costumes; Iroquois man and woman wearing precolonial type of dress; Mohican warrior; Iroquois brave carrying a long rifle; drawing of a typical Iroquois man and woman; beech cloth and leggings; "Hoeing Corn" by Ernest Smith, Seneca Iroquois srtist, 1940, Rochester Museum & Science Center; tanning hides; Iroquois basket, bowl, and spoons; mocassin construction. SlidesDrawer 1Native Americans02
These slides are of Native Americans: paintings of women collecting fruits, and berries(7); woman and child with the help of a warrior collecting nuts (3); man and woman plus dog/wolf; 2 women pounding and grounding large nuts (3); 2 women preparing a meal over a clay jug on a fire (3); Iroquois display; Iroquois village, agriculture and fishing (2). SlidesDrawer 1Native Americans05
These slides are of Native Americans: Oneida Warrior, painting; Blessing of New Corn by Virgin, painting; Iroquois Village Agriculture and Timber Clearing, painting; map of Iroquois Tribes; Activities in Fortified Iroquois Village, painting; wolves; Iroquois Bear Hunt, painting; Iroquois Family Crafts, slide from NY State Museum; line drawing of making soap; Iroquois Contempory Dress; Iroquois War Clubs, photo in a book; Harvesting Corn, slide from NY State Museum; Iroquois Eastern Gateway, Mohawk River, looking West; Owasco Village, small buildings and crafts; Iroquois Longhouse Council Meeting; Prisoners and Purchase, Iroquois, NY State Museum slide; Iroquois Tribe, drawing; map of Iroquois Confederacy Territory; map of North American Indian languages; New York State Cultures.SlidesDrawer 1Native Americans06
These slides are of Native Americans: Iroquois Longhouse Meeting; Owasco Indian Village, Auburn, NY; Iroquois Conception of the World, water color; Iroquois Longhouse, False Face Ceremony; Harvesting Corn; warrior or hunter throwing spear; Iroquois Country map; gray squirrel; Joseph Brant, painting; tanning hides; Creation Legend; Mohawk Baskets; chipmonk; map of tribes of NE; Owasco Indian Village, Auburn, NY; Iroquois Longhouse Village. SlidesDrawer 1Native Americans07
These slides are of Native Americans: Picking Black Raspberries; Harvestin Oyster Mushrooms; map of Iroquois Tribes; Curing Hides; Symbol; Joseph Brant, painting; False Face Ceremony; Owasco Indian Village, Auburn, NY; Mammoth panorama at NY State Museum, Albany.SlidesDrawer 1Native Americans08
These slides are of the Newtown Battlefield Park: old stone Sullivan Monument; Sullivan Monument erected in 1912; Revolution re-enactors, 1979; stone monument with bronze plaque; view from monument towards a picnic area; autumn view of Sullivan's Monument.SlidesDrawer 1Newtown Battlefield Park02
These slides are a continuation of the Elmira Centennial Parade on June 13, 1964: numbers 30-36SlidesDrawer 1Parades04
The following slides are parades and celebrations: dress parade at the NYS Reformatory (2); Sesquicentennial Parade, Elmira, 1986; Mark Twain Festival, kick off parade; Company L muster at end of Spanish-American War 1898; Decoration Day 1975, Woodlawn National Cemetery; W.W.1 Victory Arch; Decoration Day 1975, "Union Soldiers", Woodlawn National Cemetery; Asaph Hall, 1975 at Woodlawn National Cemetery; Elmira parade; Union reinactors; Sesquicentennial Parade, 1986; John Smith exposition, Point Deposit, MD, 1608 mural by Grace Humphries (hangs in municipal building); Liberty Bell, JUne 4, 1904 on way to Exposition.SlidesDrawer 1Parades & Celebrations01
The following slides are of Celebrations and Parades: Decoration Day Parade, year unkown, slides numbers 57-61; Chemung Co. parade float; Elmira Centennial Parade from Main St. bridge, june 13, 1964, slides numbers 1-10.SlidesDrawer 1Parades & Celebrations02
These sides are of the American LaFrance 150th Anniversary Celebration parade, July 31, 1982. SlidesDrawer 1Parades & Celebrations05
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