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A postcard showing Brown's Bathing Beach, with automobile, swingset, and dock.
Text on back of postcard reads:
Dear George, Ain't this a glorious country. We all voted against Roosevelt but are now glad election is over & t hat the Dem.…


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Sir William Johnson (1715-1774) was the British soldier and hero of the French and Indian Wars . In addition to the report that indigenous people carried him to High Rock Spring in 1767 to treat his war wounds, this oil painting shows him also…

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Sir William Johnson (1715-1774) was a British soldier and a hero of the French and Indian Wars. In 1767, he was carried to High Rock Spring by indigenous people to treat war wounds to what is believed to be High Rock Spring, thought to have medicinal…


Black and white photograph of Fish House Covered Bridge - built by the State in 1818 and torn down in 1930. "Copy by Larry Hart" written on back.


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A treatise on the Saratoga Springs mineral waters by an MD.


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In 1802, Gideon Putnam built a tavern and boarding house in Saratoga Springs, NY, which helped turned the town into a destination for spa tourism. By the mid 1800s, popularity had increased and famous visitors included James Fenimore Cooper, Andrew…

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The 1872 edition of Saratoga and How to See It by R.F. Dearborn.

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A section about visiting Lake George from the 1872 edition of Saratoga and How to See It by R.F. Dearborn.

View of Ulysses S. Grant's funeral train passing through Ballston Spa, NY. Shows American Hotel in background.

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When tourists would visit High Rock Spring to taste the water, a "dipper boy" would get the water for them.


Board of Supervisors-1894-Brookside.jpg
A phoBack row, left to right: Frederick H. Beach; Francis J. Dunn; John Person, District Attorney; Samuel Kemp; William H. Mosher; Edward F. Grose, County Clerk; Eugene F. Guiles; Henry L. Trevett; Clifford E. Cady

Catalog Number1974.008.0005…

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Floral Fete from Circa 1900, a bicycle event in Saratoga Springs related to flowers.

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"Ed Farrington and his family on Circular St.. He was the owner of the Billiard Parlor and Bike Shop in Saratoga Springs." It was probably part of the Floral Fete.

Dr. Post at a podium at Benedict Memorial Hospital.

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Postcard of The Ballston Spa Railroad Station in 1903..

View of finish of a horse race at Saratoga race track. Men in straw hats. Color lithograph.

President Taft on board a cruising boat on Lake Champlain.

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Soil map of Saratoga County, possibly from 1917

The original caption on this Oct. 21, 1918, photo read: "Mask worn to check influenza spread. The admonition of the New York Health Board to wear masks to check the spread of influenza epidemic has been headed. 'Better ridiculous than dead' is the…

Map which shows how many of the forts, battles, and movements of revolutionary war activity in Saratoga County were along the water.

Two pieces: Trolley car and base. Trolley car: Green-painted trolley car (23.5 x 4.75 x 7.5) with yellow/gold roof and lettering "Ballston Terminal Railroad Co. - A.N. Chandler - Baggage and Express"; black-painted steps, undercarriag

Aerial view of the construction of the "Great Dam" on the Sacandaga River. (same as 67.008.89 in same folder)

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The Iron Lung was developed in 1928 for patients who had compromised lungs.

Hattie Grey, the founder of the famed Hattie's Restaurant, stands in the doorway of her restaurant at its original location in downtown Saratoga Springs.

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Colored view of Hathorn Spring House with customers in front. Caption: Hathorn Springs No. 3 is one of the many natural Saratoga mineral waters owned by the State of New York. Situated on the Saratoga - Ballston Route, it is easily reached and…


A handbill announcing a hearing on the budget for the town of Halfmoon on October 29, 1951. It includes the salaries for town officials and is signed by the town clerk Ellis D. Smith.
(Brookside record)

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Three maps drawn for a book commemorating the architectural heritage of the towns of Saratoga County, NY:
[Saratoga County Municipalities - a Genealogy]
[Kayaderosseras Patent]
[Indian Trails]


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"Part of the New York owned Saratoga Spa Reservation which makes available to the pulbic the unusual health-giving qualities of the mineral water which Saratoga Springs is so famous for." (Brookside Museum Description)
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