Hudson Highlands residents Barry and Mary Jean (MJ) Ross have donated their collection of Hudson River postcards to the Putnam History Museum.
The collection is comprised of 240 distinct early 20th century postcards with scenes of the Hudson River Valley – and related views, activities, landmarks, and landscapes – from New York Harbor to the Adirondacks.
The “Barry C. and Mary Jean (MJ) Ross Hudson River Postcard Collection” will be catalogued, digitized, and made available on both the Putnam History Museum’s digital database and the larger New York Heritage database website.
New York Heritage is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and others who are interested in learning more about the people, places, and institutions of historical New York State. The site provides immediate free access to more than 170 distinct digital collections that reflect New York State’s long history.
The collection is also expected to be utilized in future exhibits at the Putnam History Museum, which is located in Cold Spring, NY and has a mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and present the history of Putnam County, Philipstown, the West Point Foundry, and the Hudson Highlands. Lean more about the museum on their website.
Photo of In the Highlands of the Hudson postcard provided.