Archive for December, 2007
Black and white photograph showing a rig with four horses pulling four men aboard an open cart fitted with a scraping blade located just front of the rear axle. Perhaps the extra load allowed a cleaner cut.
Black and white photograph showing a trolley car, complete with window shades, cow catcher, and electric wires overhead. After twenty years in service, legal agreements which kept fares low, and the growing popularity of private automobiles, put trolleys out of business.
Black and white photograph showing an early bus making its way along a very snowy road. But buses were quieter and less frightening for the cows in the nearby fields, and by 1919 had replaced the trolley along Route 110.
Black and white photograph of the Nazareth Boys’ School gymnasium and swimming pool built in the 1930’s by Frank Schneider Sr. The “playhouse” was used during WW II by the defense department to train airplane mechanics; the pool was maintained by Farmingdale Village until 2004.