Tarrytown Incorporation Centennial Medallion, 1970

Struck to commemorate the hundredth year anniversary of the official incorporation of the Village of Tarrytown in 1870. The medallion was made by the Medallic Art Company of New York, the oldest, largest private mint in America. The company has produced some of the world’s most prestigious awards such as the Pulitzer, Cooper & Peabody, as well as inaugural medals for eleven US Presidents. The … Continue reading Tarrytown Incorporation Centennial Medallion, 1970

The Tarrytown Daily News

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

A Brief History of Tarrytown, 1880

Published in 1880 to coincide with the centenary of the capture of Major André in September, 1780, this slight volume of just 24 pages, laid out a brief history of the village, focusing on the dramatic events of September 23rd. The volume came with a reproduction map ‘of Tarrytown as it was one hundred years ago’, notable for the spelling of the village as ‘Tarwe-town’, … Continue reading A Brief History of Tarrytown, 1880

The Tarrytown Widow Billboard Poster, 1898

“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

Ticket for the American Freedom Train, 1976

To celebrate the Bicentennial, the American Freedom Train was created, with 10 display cars pulled by steam engine, touring all the contiguous States. The train was filled with such treasures as the original Louisiana Purchase, Judy Garland’s dress from the Wizard of Oz, Martin Luther King Jr.’s pulpit, George Washington’s personal copy of the Constitution, and a piece of the moon. The train toured for … Continue reading Ticket for the American Freedom Train, 1976

Flamingo Restaurant Matchbook

The exotic sounding Flamingo Restaurant used to be on North Broadway, Tarrytown in the spot currently home to Sushi Thai Asian Fusion. Run by the Mosa family from Israel, it got a special mention in the New York Times, December 1977 holiday guide to having “An Ichabod Crane Christmas”; “For authentic Middle Eastern food, a visitor might try the Flamingo Restaurant on Route 9 in … Continue reading Flamingo Restaurant Matchbook

New York Central System Railroad Timetable, 1949

The grand New York Central was one of the country’s great railways. Overseen by Cornelius Vanderbilt, and headquartered in the Helmsley Building next to its flagship Grand Central Terminal, the railway system ran such iconic locomotives as the futuristic looking, Art Deco gem, the 20th Century Limited. One of its main lines was the Hudson River Railroad, servicing commuters along the Hudson River. Back in … Continue reading New York Central System Railroad Timetable, 1949