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Noon Day Rest depicts soliders waiting by for their next orders. The background and painted as though it is in a far distance, is an eastern landscape. It is unclear if they are in the area of Morocoo or the Middle East.

Waiting for Papa deoicts a women holding a child, staring out into the ocean. A seascape fills the background.

The Hobart art collection was given to the people of
the City of Paterson by Mrs. Garret Hobart in 1925
and is held in trust by the Paterson Library Board
of Trustees. This catalog of the Hobart exhibit was the first time the paintings were…

Oil on canvas painting depicting a rugged escarpment of rock (similar to Torn Mountain in Ramapo, New York). The
mountain is above a body of water and several deer are in the foreground; evergreens on left side of painting; signed in lower left, "J…

During the eighteenth century, the river valley and its inhabitants were the subject and inspiration of Washington Irving. By the nineteenth century, the area inspired the Hudson River School of landscape painting to draw in concepts of an American…

Greenwood Lake depicts a scene displaying a hazy sunset over the west shore of the lake and on right side is an island and on left side is a peninsula jutting out into the lake. The peninsula has trees in fall foliage and two human figures and a…

Storm King on the Hudson depicts a fall scene looking south or southwest; showing a sunset over sugged mountains on the right. The center of the painting shows a peninsula of land, forming a small cover and two human figures and grazing sheep.

This painting is entitled Greenwood Lake. It depicts a fall scene looking from a small inlet north into New York State with several cows in the foreground and blue sky with clouds. There are hills on both sides which are covered with fall foliage and…

An engraving of a mastodon tooth. The flat top of the tooth shows that the mastodon was a herbivore.

The Ohberg Mastodon known as "Matilda" from Highland Lakes, NJ fully assembled. First discovered in 1954 when Gus Ohberg was expanding his pond. The line operator Archibald McMurty thought he had found a log. When a similar log was brought up…

Picture of Gus Ohberg, a business man from Highland Lakes (Vernon), NJ, and the Mastodon skull found on his property while having his pond dredged for expansion. The full skeleton was exhumed from the pond and an extra bone.

Images of General William Winds' home as it stands today. It is now privately owned by the Cobb family. Most of the Winds house remains, but the Cobbs added a wraparound porch when they purchased it in 1908.

Joseph Percy Crain (or Crane) was born in 1841, although it is uncertain where he was born. He moved to northern New Jersey at an early age and became a schoolteacher in the town of Rockaway (now - Denville) where he changed his last name to Crayon.…

This is a portrait of the last royal governor of New Jersey - William Franklin. Franklin was the illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin, but was a steadfast Loyalist until the conclusion of the American Revolution.

In January 1776, Governor…

These five photos show the Van Allen House as it was in the early 20th century when it was called Vygeberg Farm, or Page Farm. The farm was owned by Edward Day Page who used it to make dairy products.

On the top left and top right are pictures…

This painting was done by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, an American painter from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. He was well known for a series of 78 historical paintings that portrayed the narrative of America from Christopher Columbus…

These two photos feature Robert Allen, who lived in the Van Allen House from 1936-1938 with his family. They left to go to Sussex County in New Jersey because the father found a job there. His mother, Dorothy Van Allen, was related to the Van Allen…

This painting shows the Lauzon Legion with the Rhode Island Regiment on Route 202 and Franklin Avenue in Oakland, New Jersey on August 25, 1781. Their job was to guard George Washington's 2nd Division as they traveled from Hudson South to Yorktown,…

The Battle of Monmouth occurred on June 28, 1778. Washington's troops stood their ground against Redcoats under the guidance of Lieutenant General Sir Henry Clinton.

In the end, there was no clear victor, but it proved the growth of the…

This is a picture of the portrait of Harry Gale McNomee with his mother, Cora L. McNomee. Harry was born in 1883, so the portrait was made when he was one year old. Mr. McNomee’s biggest contribution to the town of Oakland was in the role of fire…

Born on October 15, 1847 in New York City, NY Ralph Blakelock belonged to an affluent family, as his father was a successful physician. In 1864, Blakelock began his studies in art at the Free Academy of the City of New York. After his third term,…

In Arab Scene, Weeks used a remarkable skill for rendering scenes from classical antiquity by using subtle details. Weeks’s focus in Arab Scene was the daily life of his travels to Morocco. Weeks’s concentration on everyday life was…

Van Elten's technique reflected the composed quality of Dutch compositions with the brilliant light and color of the Hudson River School, mixing traditional elements with a more contemporary style. Summer landscape with lake, cattle and figures is…

A Rocky Coast (1867) is characteristic of Richards’s ability to work with watercolors and oil to create a compelling view of gentle rolling waves. The sunlight that touches the waves gives a sense of liveliness to the painting.

Metcalf’s landscapes were traditional renditions of peasant scenes, in the manner of Jean Millet (1814 – 1875). These works were characterized by visible, rapid brushstrokes which brought lightness to the composition. Moroccan Street…

Sir Benjamin William Leader, like his contemporaries of the Hudson River School in America, created many open-air landscape paintings. After a traveling expedition to Scotland and Wales, Leader began depicting mountain and river scenes. Wooded…

Hill’s work was often driven by a vision resulting from his experiences with nature. Mountain and Waterfall along with much of Hill’s artwork, embodies the sublime character of the nineteenth-century American West and has become iconic of…

The romanticism of the American landscape came with manifest destiny. Manifest destiny began with the purpose to redeem and remake the world in the image of America. Moonlight Scene at the Coast is representative of this movement and it highlights…

Marshland with figures clamming is representative of the “en plein air” (or in the open air) painting tradition. “En plein air” was characteristic of working in natural light and it became particularly important to the…

This is an image of the Colt family coat of arms. It pictures three colts running, with Peter Colt's name at the bottom and the phrase "vincit qui patitur." Translated: "he who conquers endures"

Sarah Colt was Peter Colt's daughter. She opened one of the first Sunday Schools in the state of New Jersey, for the education of the children and children of those who worked in the factory.

This is a portrait of Roswell L. Colt, son of Peter Colt. He was known as "the greatest of all colts." He was the Governor of the S.U.M. from 1814-1850.
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