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The only clue I could find for a "Miss Lester" appears below. She was probably a famous actress of the period. No identification is available for the portrait of the actress on the left-hand side of page 25. The one on the right is Minnie Palmer and the one on the bottom of the page is Rosa Massey.
|from The Garden Magazine, Oct 1909, Archive.org|
|Fishkill Landing, Fishkill-on-Hudson 1907|
glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. from Library of Congress
This could very well be the ferryboat "City of Newburgh" built in Newburgh in 1879.
|Google Books, Historic Beacon, p.53|
|from St. Andrew's Episcopal Church history|
Going by the "O.N.T" on the spool of thread (the beginning "C" and ending 'S" are also a clue), I believe the above card was probably made for the Clark Thread Company, which is discussed in more detail on page 72 of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection.
|This one's a mystery! Please let me know by commenting below or email if you find anything. Thanks!|
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