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Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, USA

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  • 1854 - Ithaca
    Ithaca, a post-borough, capital of Tompkins co., New York, in the above township, on both sides of Cayuga inlet, about a mile S. from the head of...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Cornell Gift
    The entire gift of Ezra Cornell to the Cornell University, at Ithaca, N.Y., will amount to about $2,500,000. Ten years ago or so, Ez. could not pay...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Ladies are to be admitted to Cornell University next fall.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 30, 1869

  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Vicinity of Ithaca
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
    Artwork
  • News 1880 - 160 Canary Birds
    Mrs. Ellis, of Ithaca, N.Y., has one hundred and sixty canary birds chirping away in the same room. She says she is low-spirited and keeps them to...Read MORE...


  • 1880 - Ice Cream Sundae
    1880: Buffalo, NY; Evanston, IL; Two Rivers, WI; and Ithaca, NY all claim to have invented the ice cream sundae. Wherever it happened, it first...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - Fell Through Ice
    At Ithaca, N.Y., on the 12th E. S. Nevins, of Orange, N.J., a student and Maggie Sullivan, a teacher, broke through the ice while skating and were...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - Walking Race
    Joe Snyder, aged eighty years, and Henry Baker, aged seventy-six years, walked a four-mile race at Ithaca, N.Y., on the 19th. Snyder won, making the...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Ithaca
    Ithaca, a handsome city, the capital of Tompkins co., N.Y., is nearly 1 mile from the head or S. end of Cayuga Lake, 37 miles S. of Auburn, 40 miles...Read MORE...


  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Ithaca Conservatory of Music
    Ithaca, N.Y.

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898
    Advertisement
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    N. Aurora St., Ithaca, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • News 1906 - SEVEN DIE IN CORNELL FIRE. MRS. FISKE'S BEAUTIFUL CHAPTER MANSION BURNED. THREE FIREMEN VOLUNTEERS CRUSHED UNDER WALLS - STUDENTS ENTRAPPED.
    Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 7. - Seven persons met death this morning in the worst disaster that ever befell Cornell university. Three of the victims were...Read MORE...


  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Interior Lyceum Theatre, 1906
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    North Geneva Str. from Corner West Seneca, 1906
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Renwick Park Grounds, 1906
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Cornell University, 1907
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    High School, 1907
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Ithaca from Cayuga St. Extension, 1908
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    East Hill from South Hill
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Colonial Building
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    View of Falls Creek from Stewart Avenue Bridge
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    First Methodist Church
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Presbyterian Church
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    State Street
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Through the Grove to Sibley College, Cornell University
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Church of Immaculate Conception, 1912
    Postcard
  • News 1913 - ENGINEER, KNOCKED FROM ENGINE, NARROWLY MISSES DEATH UNDER OWN TRAIN.
    Ithaca, Sept. 23. - Knocked from the running board of his engine while the train was running through the Lehigh Valley yards at a rate of about...Read MORE...


  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Lincoln Hall, Civil Engineering & Architecture, Cornell University
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    The New Ithaca Hotel
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Ithaca, a city, the capital of Tompkins co., N.Y., is situated at the head or S. end of Cayuga Lake, 37 miles S. of Auburn, on the Lehigh Valley and...Read MORE...


  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    The New City Hospital, 1919
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Baker Court and Tower Residential Halls, Cornell University
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Odd Fellows Home
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Beautiful Falls & Gorges
    Postcard
  • Ithaca, New York, USA
    Stewart Park, 1930
    Postcard


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Ithaca, New York, USA
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Vicinity of Ithaca
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Artwork

Ithaca, New York, USA
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Ithaca Conservatory of Music
Ithaca, N.Y.

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Advertisement

Ithaca, New York, USA
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N. Aurora St., Ithaca, N.Y.
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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Interior Lyceum Theatre, 1906
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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North Geneva Str. from Corner West Seneca, 1906
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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Renwick Park Grounds, 1906
Postcard

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Cornell University, 1907
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High School, 1907
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Ithaca from Cayuga St. Extension, 1908
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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East Hill from South Hill
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State Street
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Colonial Building
Postcard

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View of Falls Creek from Stewart Avenue Bridge
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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First Methodist Church
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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Presbyterian Church
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Ithaca, New York, USA
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Through the Grove to Sibley College, Cornell University
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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Church of Immaculate Conception, 1912
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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The New Ithaca Hotel
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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Lincoln Hall, Civil Engineering & Architecture, Cornell University
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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The New City Hospital, 1919
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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Baker Court and Tower Residential Halls, Cornell University
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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Odd Fellows Home
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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Beautiful Falls & Gorges
Postcard

Ithaca, New York, USA
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Stewart Park, 1930
Postcard
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  • 1854 - Ithaca
    Ithaca, a post-borough, capital of Tompkins co., New York, in the above township, on both sides of Cayuga inlet, about a mile S. from the head of... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Ladies are to be admitted to Cornell University next fall.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 30, 1869
  • News  1869 - Cornell Gift
    The entire gift of Ezra Cornell to the Cornell University, at Ithaca, N.Y., will amount to about $2,500,000. Ten years ago or so, Ez. could not pay... Read MORE...

  • 1880 - Ice Cream Sundae
    1880: Buffalo, NY; Evanston, IL; Two Rivers, WI; and Ithaca, NY all claim to have invented the ice cream sundae. Wherever it happened, it first... Read MORE...

  • News  1880 - 160 Canary Birds
    Mrs. Ellis, of Ithaca, N.Y., has one hundred and sixty canary birds chirping away in the same room. She says she is low-spirited and keeps them to... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - Fell Through Ice
    At Ithaca, N.Y., on the 12th E. S. Nevins, of Orange, N.J., a student and Maggie Sullivan, a teacher, broke through the ice while skating and were... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - Walking Race
    Joe Snyder, aged eighty years, and Henry Baker, aged seventy-six years, walked a four-mile race at Ithaca, N.Y., on the 19th. Snyder won, making the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Ithaca
    Ithaca, a handsome city, the capital of Tompkins co., N.Y., is nearly 1 mile from the head or S. end of Cayuga Lake, 37 miles S. of Auburn, 40 miles... Read MORE...

  • News  1906 - SEVEN DIE IN CORNELL FIRE. MRS. FISKE'S BEAUTIFUL CHAPTER MANSION BURNED. THREE FIREMEN VOLUNTEERS CRUSHED UNDER WALLS - STUDENTS ENTRAPPED.
    Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 7. - Seven persons met death this morning in the worst disaster that ever befell Cornell university. Three of the victims were... Read MORE...

  • News  1913 - ENGINEER, KNOCKED FROM ENGINE, NARROWLY MISSES DEATH UNDER OWN TRAIN.
    Ithaca, Sept. 23. - Knocked from the running board of his engine while the train was running through the Lehigh Valley yards at a rate of about... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Ithaca, a city, the capital of Tompkins co., N.Y., is situated at the head or S. end of Cayuga Lake, 37 miles S. of Auburn, on the Lehigh Valley and... Read MORE...

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