The Claire K. Tholl Hudson River collection of Hudson River Maritime Museum has just been added to the New York Heritage website. Thank you to volunteer Joan Mayer for her work digitizing these images. See all of the Hudson River Maritime Museum collections here:
Claire K. Tholl (1926-1995) was an architectural historian, cartographer and naval engineering draftsman. Born in Hackensack, New Jersey Claire Koch Tholl studied engineering and naval designing at Stevens Institute of Technology from Cooper Union in 1947. She worked as a draftsman during World War 2 at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida. She moved into historic preservation and architectural history and over her career worked to preserve more than 200 stone houses in New Jersey. She was an early member of the Steamship Historical Society of America and retained her love of steamboats.
The collection includes postcards and photographs of steamboats, ships and ferries.
Hudson River Maritime Museum is able to contribute to New York Heritage thanks to the work of the Southeastern Regional Library Council. New York Heritage enables the museum to share a sample of the thousands of Hudson River images in the museum's collection with viewers around the world.
About New York Heritage:
New York Heritage Digital Collections features a broad range of materials that present a glimpse into our state’s history and culture. Over 350 libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural institutions make their collections available in our repository. These primary source materials span the range of New York State’s history, from the colonial era to present. Our stories are told through photographs, letters, diaries, directories, maps, books, and more.
New York Heritage is a collaborative project of eight of the nine Empire State Library Network library councils: Capital District Library Council, Central New York Library Resources Council, Long Island Library Resources Council, Northern New York Library Network, Rochester Regional Library Council, Southeastern New York Library Resources Council, South Central Regional Library Council, and Western New York Library Resources Council. Take a historical tour of New York State here.
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