Winter view, Garrison, N.Y., March 18, 1906.

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Winter view, Garrison, N.Y., March 18, 1906
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Stonebridge, George Ehler
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Garrison (N.Y.)--Photographs
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George Ehler Stonebridge (d. 1941) was an amateur photographer who lived and worked in the Bronx, New York. He left little record of himself, but an invaluable one of his surroundings and interests. Stonebridge lived at several locations in the Bronx with his wife Bella, and their three children Grace, George, and William. He worked at the Northern Gaslight Company, although the position he held is unknown. In addition to taking photographs, Stonebridge wrote poetry and prose about his love of the Bronx, his children, and in honor of military victories. Some of Stonebridge's photographs appeared in local papers. In 1898, he was an authorized reporter and photographer for the North Side News; in 1905 he was an authorized reporter for the Bronx Borough Record and Times, and probably took photographs for that paper as well. Stonebridge was fascinated with the subject of military preparedness. Training rituals and staged battles were one of his favorite photographic subjects. His 1898 poem, "Remember the Maine," celebrates the United States' victory in the Spanish-American War. He was especially proud of soldiers from the Bronx, and photographed historical tablets throughout the Borough commemorating previous military victories. Stonebridge also used his photographs to illustrate lectures. In 1907, he gave several lectures on "The Training of War," using colored lantern slides.
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Glass negatives
Negatives (photographic)
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4 x 5"
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George E. Stonebridge Photograph Collection, 1897-1918 (bulk 1899-1904)
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The bulk of this collection consists of glass plate negatives. The photographs document both everyday life and special events, such as parades, in the Bronx and throughout New York state, from the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning decades of the twentieth century. Standard New York scenes of the time period are depicted, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Coney Island, and Riverside Park, but most views are in the Bronx. A sample of subjects includes Bronx parks, the Croton Dam strike, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the funeral of General Franz Sigel, the Dewey Naval and Land Parade, Niagara Falls, Jerome Park, Van Cortlandt Park, the May Walk (1898-1899), the Cycle Parade (1897-1898), wrecks, fires, the Sportsman's Show, the Stevens airship, Fordham, portraits, Orchard Beach, City Island, clubs, houses, churches, gas works (where Stonebridge was employed), the New York Zoological Park, state militia camps and activities, the Seventh Regiment, and Riverside Park. There are also baseball teams in action, scenes from Garrison, N.Y., and grim views of the victims of the "General Slocum" steamboat disaster.
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