Dutchess County Photos

This page is devoted to the posting of old photographs depicting early life in Dutchess County, New York. The photos shown on this page were submitted by our visitors. The name and e-mail address of each submitter is supplied so that you can contact the submitter if you have information that will help to identify the photo. If you have photos you'd like to include in the Dutchess County Photo Album, send them to me! Include some descriptive text and the approximate year if you know it and jpg format is best. Lynn Brandvold. We have so many photos of old Poughkeepsie that they have been placed on their own page.

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From White Plains High School Yearbook of 1919
Martha L. Sayles, granddaughter of Madeleine Gazley, pictured in photo. 


Building of the railroad bridge on Anson Road in the town of Stanfordville. Time is probably in the 1880's.
Submitted by Brian Robertson 


The town of Red Hook at the corner of what is now 199 & Route 9 looking northeast. The large white building is now a deli. Probably taken around the turn of the century.
Submitted by Brian Robertson 


  Henry "Harry" Newton Warner Magill (b. May 6, 1855 d. July 10, 1931). He was a librarian in Pleasant Valley (He may have even started the library there.) This photo was taken June 1879 about a year after his marriage (Jan 3, 1878 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pleasant Valley, NY) to Jessie Warner Elliott.
Submitted by Nancy Hosmer   eeyore@sonet.net


  Jessie Elliott Warner Magill (b. Aug 2, 1858 d. Dec 16, 1917). She married Harry Magill at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pleasant Valley, NY. She inherited the house pictured below from her family.
Submitted by Nancy Hosmer   eeyore@sonet.net


  Home of Jessie and Henry "Harry" Magill in Pleasant Valley. Photo taken October 5, 1906.
Submitted by Nancy Hosmer   eeyore@sonet.net


 Charles P. Barlow, enlisted Sep 2 1862 at Dover NY for 3 years, age 22, Private, Co E 150th NY Infantry "Dutchess County Regiment", organized Oct 10 1862 at Poughkeepsie NY, promoted to Corporal Sep 23 1862, promoted to Sergeant  Oct 11, 1862, promoted to First Sergeant Jan 1, 1863, commissioned Second Lieutenant Jan 16, 1864 with rank from Dec 18, 1863, wounded in action Jul 20 1864 at Atlanta GA, mustered out with company Jun 8, 1865 near Washington DC.
Submitted by John Barlow   jfbarlow@gte.net


Gathering of the family of George Tice at 104 Academy Street, Poughkeepsie, on June 14, 1908. Back row: George A. Lutz, Martha C. (Tice) Pearse, Cornelia D. (Fritts) Tice, William G. Tice, Charlotte (Johnston) Tice, James Croydon Tice, Bessie Gardener (Tice) Lutz. Middle row: John Gilberd Pearse III, John Gilberd Pearse II, William George Lutz, Maryann Caroline (Gardener) Tice, Mildred Tice Wolven, George Tice, George Tice, Leonora (Clampett) Tice. Front row: Carrie Wells Tice, Clayton Johnston, James Croydon Tice Jr., Annie Gardener (Tice) Wolven, Byron L. Tice. Photograph by Edmund L. Wolven.
Submitted by Jeanne Garde garde@ibm.net
Cyrus E. Wolven and wife Mary Elizabeth Ames (daughter of Elijah W. Ames and Phebe Donaldson). Circa 1900.
Submitted by Jeanne Garde garde@ibm.net


Edmund L. Wolven, local photographer, standing in his studio located above City Drug Store on Main St., Poughkeepsie, with his friend Otis. Besides his studio work, he contracted with Vassar College to do their photographs for many years. Circa 1890.
Submitted by Jeanne Garde garde@ibm.net


Anna Gardener Tice (1875-1949), daughter of George Tice and Maryann Caroline Gardener Tice.
Submitted by Jeanne Garde garde@ibm.net


Workers at Poughkeepsie chair factory.
Submitted by Jeanne Garde garde@ibm.net


McDivitt-Wolven wedding on September 23, 1922. Dewey Karchner McDivitt, groom; Mildred Tice Wolven, bride; Mary Harcourt, maid of honor; Frank Miller, best man; Helen Holmes, flowergirl.
Submitted by Jeanne Garde garde@ibm.net


West Pawling House at Whaley lake. Photo taken August 1912.
Submitted by Jeanne Garde garde@ibm.net


Neighbors on Academy Street, Poughkeepsie. Guy DeCordova, Mildred Wolven, and Stanley Hull. Circa 1915
Submitted by Jeanne Garde garde@ibm.net


Mildred Tice Wolven and pony. Blue Ribbon awarded by the Dutchess County Agricultural Society in 1908.
Submitted by Jeanne Garde garde@ibm.net
Cyrus E. Wolven (1828-1902), son of William Wolven and Eliza Mooney. Attended the Dutchess County Academy, worked at the Chichester Chair Company for 45 years, and was a charter member of the Goose Neck Engine Company.
Submitted by Jeanne Garde garde@ibm.net


Sarah Jane (Roy) Graham. Early "calotype" photo made by Slee Brothers Photography of Poughkeepsie, processed in March of 1853. The calotype process was invented in 1851 and this is a rare and early example. Calotypes quickly began to replace tintypes because they were so much cheaper and durable.
Submitted by Rob Livingston rlivings@inforum.net


The Reubin North home located on the corner of Noxon and Main in Poughkeepsie
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


Party time in Poughkeepsie! Do you know the identity of any of these people?
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


The Steamship "Idlewild"
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


Joseph G. Frost of Poughkeepsie
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


The North Family of Poughkeepsie
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


The North Family of Poughkeepsie
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


The North Family of Poughkeepsie
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


Reuben North
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


The Frost Children: Helen (10 yrs), Minnie (6 yrs), and Ray (3yrs) and Allen (10 mos)
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


Edna T. Newlin, Daughter of Isaac Newlin and Mary H. North
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


Isaac Newlin, circa 1880
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


Mary Helen (North) Newlin
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


Fred North Morgan and Isabelle Morgan
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


Helen North Saqne, wife of John Saque, Mayor of Poughkeepsie circa 1896
Submitted by Edward Black eblack@wctel.net


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