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Silsby Family Glass Negatives (Identified)

SILSBY GLASS NEGATIVE COLLECTION These photos were shared from their collection by Dianne and Fred Silsby of Allentown, NY. They have owned the negatives for perhaps 2 decades without knowing the content. Thanks to William A. Greene of Andover, who produced our digitial copies from the original glass negatives, we have now identified the photos shared in this folder. Go to the “Unidentified Photos” folder to view the remainder of the glass negatives photos to help us identify them……then, email: webmaster@alleganyhistory.org

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1904ca. Allentown NY; Photo taken from hillside behind current Methodist Church, shown in this photo. Also identified are the Brick School with white bellfry, the older ca.1884 Sch...(more)

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replies..... (From Don Adams): ""Young girl in photos #007 is Rosita Phillips (Chambers). Rosita Chambers was killed in an auto accident 12-.25-1936." Probably Mrs. Phillps is one...(more)

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"The Silby Image 010 has three structures on it. The middle building was Brandon's Hardware Store, torn down in mid to late 1940s. The house to the left was lived in from 1957-19...(more)

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Allentown Methodist Church; long before the Main Road was realigned and the basement level of the Church building redone.

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replies....... Ron, The location for image 012 is Witheytown or Vosburg as it was later called. I have seen this image before and I am certain of it. In fact, if you drive to...(more)

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ca.1904; This photo of the Allentown Union Free School building shows signs the building not quite completed, helping to date the year. Center top circle window not installed; lad...(more)

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Allentown Union Free School. Appears nearly completed with only cleanup required. Photo ca.1904, the year the building was finished.

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