The Hudson River [picture collection]
(Bryant Union Publishing Co. ca. 1905)


Quantity: 26 black-and-white photographs, ranging in size from 9 x 20 cm. to-15 x 20 cm.
Access: Open for research. Library does not own photonegatives.
Restrictions: White cotton gloves must be worn when handling photographs.
Acquisition: Purchased, Harold Nestler, 1995.
Processed By: James Summa, Senior Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, 2004

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Scope and Contents Note:

The 26 photographs of various scenes of the geography and historic sites around the Hudson River were in a string-bound paperback booklet consisting of 25 pages. Included are photographs of the Catskill Mountains and the New York State Capitol building. The book was disbound and each sheet numbered.

Image List:

Folder Image Caption/[Description]
1 1 Washington’s Headquarters, [Newburgh, N.Y.]/[Exterior of building]
1 2 Albany Day Line Steamer “Hendrick Hudson”/[Mountains in background; people can be seen sitting on upper-level deck]
1 3 Soldiers’ Memorial–Riverside Drive, New York/[People sitting on benches and walking on grounds of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument]
1 4 Grants Tomb, New York/[Horse drawn carriages in the foreground; dozens of people on grounds and steps of the monument]
1 5  


Top: Convent of Mount St. Vincent  [and] Forest Castle//[View from the river]

Bottom: Towing on the Hudson/[Steam tugboat towing two barges as a steam paddle wheeler passes]

2 7 Phillipse Manor House, Yonkers, N.Y./[Front view of exterior of Philipse Manor Hall;  Civil War monument in the foreground]
2 8 “Sunnyside” Home of Washington Irving/[Exterior; mostly obscured by trees and ivy]
2 9 Old Dutch Church, Tarrytown, N.Y./[Exterior of First Reformed Church of Tarrytown, also known as the Sleepy Hollow Church; mostly obscured by bushes; gravestones in foreground]
2 10 Under The Palisades/[Photomontage of three images: a sailboat on the river; a sailboat and a steamer on the river; looking up river from the top of the  Palisades]
2 11 Northern Point of the Palisades/[Palisades in background; steamer New York and other smaller boats in the foreground]
3 12 Stony Point. [Inset]: Cold Spring and Mt. Taurus/[Photomontage of two images: the main image is a view of Stony Point with the Stony Point Lighthouse in the background and a sailboat in the foreground; the inset is a distant view of the town of Cold Spring and Mt. Taurus, also called “Bull Hill”]
3 13 Sugar Loaf Mountain/[View from the river]
3 14 Southern Gate of Hudson Highlands/[Boats on river in foreground; highlands on left and right (possibly Anthony’s Nose) and in background]
3 15 “Anthony’s Nose”/[View from the river]
3 16 Breakneck Mountain/[View from the river, showing an industrial site on the shoreline; boat in foreground]
4 17 Dade Monument, West Point/[View overlooking the river; sailboat on river]
4 18 Looking up the Hudson from Trophy Point–West Point/[Cannons in the foreground]
4 19 Battle Monument – West Point
4 20 In the Hudson Highlands/[Family group in a rowboat in the foreground watching a steamer in the background]
4 21 Kosciuszko Garden, West Point
5 22 Old Cro’ Nest and Storm King/[View from the river]
5 23 Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh, N.Y./[Memorial to Uzal Knapp in foreground
5 24 Passing the Poughkeepsie Bridge/[Panoramic view of the bridge from the river, with three steamboats in the foreground coming toward the camera]
5 25 Catskill Mountains [photomontage of five images]: (1) Otis Incline/[Otis Elevating Railway]; (2) The Catskill Mountains/[Distant view of the mountains from the river with a sailboat in the right foreground]; (3) Kaaterskill Falls/[View from the bottom of the falls looking up]; (4) Indian Head From Kaaterskill Cl[ove]/[Road with a wagon ascending the mountain, from Kaaterskill Clove]; (5) Fawn’s Leap/[Waterfall in Kaaterskill Clove]
5 26 State Capitol–Albany, N.Y./[Front view taken from height (City Hall bell tower?); includes a view of Washington Avenue]
Last Updated: May 20, 2021