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This is a drawing of Ho-Ho-Kus as it appeared in 1876. It includes the names of land owners, large building names, the placement of the Railroad and Sylvan Lake.

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

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…

This is a photograph of one of the mills that was once located in Ho-Ho-Kus along the brook. It is not specified which mill is in the photograph but it could be any one of the following: Rosencrantz Cotton Mill, Brookdale Bleachery, the Paper Mill…

This is a picture that accompanied an article about the major flooding that occurred in late September to October of 1882 that led to the final destruction of the Zabriskie Dam and Sylvan Lake. During this flood at least five mill dams burst along…

These newspaper clippings are from the October 7, 1882 edition of Harper's Weekly. The included photograph is of the front page of the Harper's Weekly edition about the flooding at Passaic Falls which caused many dams in Bergen County, including the…

This is a picture of the remains of the Zabriskie Dam. The dam allowed local industrial factories to harness power from the running river and it also created Sylvan Lake, a tourist attraction. John Zabriskie used brownstone to create a 50 foot high…

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.

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 Great Falls from the path off of Mary Ellen Kramer Park.

This is an image of Alexander Hamilton in front of the S.U.M. building at the Great Falls, overlooking the hydroelectric plant.

The image shows the booming tourism of Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1920. Advertisers started to promote and market their products on the boardwalk to increase popularity of their brand and products. Advertisers displayed in this image…

The Great Falls of Paterson, located on the Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey, is 77 feet high, making it the second highest water fall in the Eastern U.S. after Niagara Falls. It was harnessed as a power source during Paterson's industrial…

This item is from the personal photo collect of T.Hamilton. It shows a rainbow over the Great Falls of Paterson, which is located on Garrett Mountain in Paterson, New Jersey. This waterfall powered many of the factories in Paterson during the…

This depicts the Franklin Falls and some of the buildings that surround the Franklin Pond Park.The pond and the park around it served as the recreational hub for Franklin. During the summer months, local residents would swim and fish in the pond as…

A photograph taken by Clifton Adams of the Atlantic City Boardwalk to depict the pageantry of Atlantic City in a single picture. The Boardwalk was considered to be a "living, breathing catwalk" in the 1920s. Tourists and citizens of Atlantic City,…

Atlantic City Convention Hall or "Boardwalk Hall" was designed and built in 1926. It was home to the Miss America Pageant from 1926 to 2006. Atlantic City Convention Hall is a symbol of growth and prosperity for the city, during the Prohibition era…

Captain John Weller of Paterson, NJ attempted to cross the Atlantic in a 50-foot motor boat in July 1911. The boat had a 12-foot high beam and Weller believed it was strong enough to withstand the voyage.

The Great Falls of the Passaic River is one of the largest U.S. waterfalls. It is 77 feet high and located on Paterson’s Passaic River. It became a National Historical Park in 2009. It played a significant role in the early industrial development…
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