E.H. Birdsall’s was a furniture emporium in the late 19th century. Found at the lower end of Main Street, near where the old depot could be found, they specialized as a ‘general furnishing undertaker’, providing ‘hearses and coaches at short notice’, making their advertising image of a young child playing dominos in a high chair, slightly peculiar. Continue reading Birdsall’s Furniture Trade Card
Today’s look at the Tarrytown Daily News from a century ago on this day…. Main Street has always been filled with charming store fronts, but it appears that at number 143, there used to be somewhat of a sweatshop, if this classified advert is anything to go by. Fifty girls wanted to work in the garment trade, presumably a sort of factory floor, assembly line … Continue reading On This Day, May 15th, 1919
Once, newspapers flourished in America. Across the country, from major cities to small towns, the written press was the primary source of news, both local and global. Almost every household took a newspaper, many becoming so popular, there were often evening as well as morning editions. In the pre-digital age, newspapers offered everything from sports news, entertainment listings and local business information to social gossip. … Continue reading The Tarrytown Daily News
“The Tarrytown Widow” was a popular farce, that premiered at the Bijou Theatre, Broadway, New York on May 9th, 1898. The play was written by Charles T. Dazey, and starred George W. Barnum and Madeline Bouton. Contemporary reviews hailed “The Tarrytown Widow” as a, “calamity composed of many situations familiar to the farce loving public….the wily widow and the young man of joking tendencies.” George … Continue reading The Tarrytown Widow Billboard Poster, 1898
J.H.Johnston & Co. was a high end silversmiths and jewelry firm, located at 17, Union Square, New York. Started in 1844, the company specialized in highly decorative silverware and novelties, including a line of souvenir spoons commemorating notable New York figures. The coffee spoons included Rip Van Winkle, Peter Stuyvesant, and a rendering of the Headless Horseman based on Darley’s illustrations. The handle of the … Continue reading J.H.Johnston Souvenir Spoons, c.1882
John E. Joyce operated his auto repair and towing business out of the lower level of the Van Tassel Garage, on Beekman Avenue & Teresa Street. The Van Tassel Garage, (courtesy Westchester County Historical Society). The 40s style pin up blotters were made by Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul’s, Minnesota. The printers & publishers started in 1896, and by World War Two, specialized in calendars, … Continue reading Van Tassel Garage Promotional Blotters, 1940s.
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