Montgomery County Postcard Images

From the Collection of Rosemary Nadal

All of these antique postcards are from the collection of volunteer Rosemary Nadal! "I collect post cards of towns and villages where my ancestors lived and/or were born. My grandfather Morgan Dingman was born in Sprakers in 1876, and the collection below is dedicated to him. His parents were Stewart and Martha Hart Dingman."

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Sprakers Ferry

"The Old Spraker Ferry - Still In Use - Spraker's, N.Y." Colorful view of horses and wagon which advertises The Big Store being pulled by manpower acrossthe Mohawk.

Smith's Store

This is an early view of Smith's Store and Main Street, Ames, NY.

Sprakers Church

Early photo of Sprakers Reformed Church & West Shore Railroad Station, Sprakers, NY.

Quackenbush House

Early 1900's photo of the B. Quackenbush house in Sprakers, NY, mailed in 1916. The person I got it from stated that it is believed to be still standing & located near a church in the village of Sprakers, NY. I don't know if this is true or not.


Early 1900's colorful scene of the Beech-Nut Packing Company in Canajoharie, NY. Postcard reads "The cleanest factory in the world". In the early 1940's my mother and her sister worked at the Beech-Nut factory in Canajoharie, NY.

Black Horse Tavern

Old Black Horse Tavern, Johnstown, NY, early 1900's.

Lasher Residence Small

An early photo postcard of the George Lasher residence, Sprakers, NY. A beautiful house, I'm sure researchers of the Lasher family will enjoy this postcard.

S.W. Cohen & Bro.

Another Vintage card of Sprakers, NY. The card says:
S.W. Cohen & Bro., The Big Store (est. 1845), Sprakers, NY.
Anything & Everything.

Brick House

Brick House - Built 1818 - Glen, NY.

Church Street

This is Church Street, Canajoharie, NY, 1910. The two ladies are wearing long dresses and one seems to be carrying a parasol.

Ft. Ehle

Fort Ehle, 1916, Fort Plain, NY.


An early view in Nelliston, NY, looking across bridge over Mohawk River into Fort Plain, NY, mailed in 1914.

Sack Factory

Colorful early scene of the Arkell and Smith Sack Factory in Canajoharie, NY.

Flat Creek

Scene of bridge over Flat Creek just above Sutfans Falls, near Sprakers, NY, early 1900s.

Big Store

I love this postcard of S.W. Cohen's Big Store in Sprakers, NY. The postcard is post dated May 16, 1908, (unfortunately on the front of the card & I have not attempted to clean it up) and is addressed to a Mrs. Kates Fort in Little Falls, NY.

The sign on top of the store says "Cohen's Big Canal Store, Ground Feed, Cut Hay." The smaller signs says Harter's Iron Tonic (can't read the very small print) and Harter's Little Liver Pills. There's also a sign on the ground near the porch that reads "Cohen Washing Machine. Sold on its Merits."

There is also a Hotel with two people standing on the porch - looks like a man and a women. If you look closely you can see flower pots in one of the windows and flower pots underneath the window as well.

Of all my vintage postcards, this is one of my favorites.

Sprakers Church

Old Spraker Church and West Shore R.R. Station, Sprakers, NY again, in color.

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Created 12/14/02
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