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1880's William B. Hand of Nyack NY Cabinet Photos Cornell University


Hand Genealogy: William B. Hand Nyack NY Family #452:

-Nyack, New York, Rockland County History
-2 one of kind antique found photos, when sold, no more
-2 Original signed 1880s Cabinet Card Photos-Cornell Architecture
-History of Cornell University, Ithaca
-Hand, Staats, Hall & Haddock Genealogy

c. 1880s 2 Identical Photos With the Name William B. Hand, NY: Handwritten on 2 photos: "Compliments of Wm. B. Hand, Nyack, N.Y." (William B. Hand) is handwritten in old dip pen ink. Also written in pencil, by a different hand, is "Ithaca, N.Y." Photographer is unknown.

These are 2 of the same photos of a very stately stone and brick building with an African American young girl standing in front, looking very small in scale with the large granite building. 3 women look out of doorway, all people are very small and can only be seen with magnification. This is Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, Tompkins county. William B. Hand was a Cornell graduate.

In the 1924 Nyack Directory, William B. is a contractor, as is his brother, Walter Staats Hand. Others in the household are their siblings, Mary Hall Hand and Roger Haddock Hand. Raymond T.B. Hand, Walter's son, is listed as a student. Nyack, New York, is in Rockland County, and Ithaca is in Tompkins County. These 2 photos were found in Monroe County NY. William B. Hand, the Nyack builder lived from 1837 to 1898. An obituary was in the Nyack Evening Journal of November, 15, 1898.

Cornell Obituaries. William B. Hand Class of 1892. William Benjamin Hand died on April 18. He was born in New York on April 2 1871, the son of William H. and Mary Elizabeth Hand. He received the degree of B.S. in Architecture. He was a member of the Camera Club and the Architectural Sketch Club. From: Cornell Alumni News, Vol. 33, No. 16, Jan 1931, p.193.

NOTE: Also, a Mr. William Hand of Nyack was an assistant to Thomas Edison. We do not know if there is a connection to this family or not.

Size: 4.5 by 7 inches Each
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy  Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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