Inwood Postcards

by Cole Thompson

New York City has always been a popular subject when it comes to the world of postcards. I like to call the collection that follows “Postcards from the Edge.” For the most part, I’ve tried to focus on Inwood proper, but other subjects, like the George Washington Bridge, Edgar Allan Poe’s cottage in the Bronx, Castle Village and many, many others, seemed too close to pass up. Enjoy!

New York Institute for Deaf and Dumb postcard, 163rd Street and Fort Washington Avenue, 1910.

New York Institute for Deaf and Dumb postcard, 163rd Street and Fort Washington Avenue, 1910.

Harlem River Speedway, undated postcard.

Harlem River Speedway, undated postcard.

George Washington Bridge postcard with airplanes, undated.

George Washington Bridge postcard with airplanes, undated.

Fort Washington Point postcard, Hudson River and 180th Street, 1914.

Fort Washington Point postcard, Hudson River and 180th Street, 1914.

Entrance to Fort George Amusement Park postcard.

Entrance to Fort George Amusement Park postcard.

Approach to High Bridge postcard, 1913.

Approach to High Bridge postcard, 1913.

Dyckman House, 1918 postcard.

Dyckman House, 1918 postcard.

George Washington Bridge at night, undated postcard.

George Washington Bridge at night, undated postcard.

The so called Farmer's Bridge across the Spuyten Duyvil in postcard by Charles Buck

The so called “Farmer’s Bridge” across the Spuyten Duyvil in postcard by Charles Buck.

Views of Old Dyckman Homestead on Harlem Ship Canal in postcard by Charles Buck

Views of Old Dyckman Homestead on Harlem Ship Canal in postcard by Charles Buck.

Private residence on the Spuyten Duyvil in postcard by Charles Buck.

Private residence on the Spuyten Duyvil in postcard by Charles Buck.

Handcolored postcard of the Cloisters, circa 1930's.

Handcolored postcard of the Cloisters, circa 1930’s.

The Cloisters, undated postcard.

The Cloisters, undated postcard.

Fort Washington Memorial postcard, 1910.

Fort Washington Memorial postcard, 1910.

George Washington Bridge by photographer photographer H. W. Hannau.

George Washington Bridge by photographer photographer H. W. Hannau.

Hudson River and Palisades postcard, circa 1910.

Hudson River and Palisades postcard, circa 1910.

1950s postcard of George Washington Bridge West Side Highway.

1950s postcard of George Washington Bridge West Side Highway.

Dyckman station and Fort George postcard.

Dyckman station and Fort George postcard.

Harlem River from Fort George, New York by publisher H. Hagemeister, 1910.

Harlem River from Fort George, New York by publisher H. Hagemeister, 1910.

Spuyten Duyvil Swing Bridge by Charles Buck, 1906.

Spuyten Duyvil Swing Bridge by Charles Buck, 1906.

Kenny Building Postcard, 308 Dyckman Street

Kenny Building Postcard, 308 Dyckman Street

Swimming hole at Tubby Hook. Currently the site of La Marina at the end of Dyckman Street.

Inwood and the Hudson, 1910 Postcard.

Dyckman House sketch

Miramar Pool

Kingsbridge Hotel from postcard by Charles Buck.

Kingsbridge Hotel from postcard by Charles Buck.

Fort George Amusement Park swing ride postcard, 1909.

Fort George Amusement Park swing ride postcard, 1909.

Fort George Amusement Park, Old Barrel. This huge barrel actually housed a tavern.

Seaman Drake Arch captured in 1911 postcard.

Dyckman House

Dyckman subway postcard, 1909.

Columbia Lion Baker Field in 1930 postcard.

Purchase of Manhattan from the Indians, 1909 postcard.

Old Dyckman Mansion on 218th street.

1905 Singer Sewing Company Postcard.

Fort George, Paradise Park, 1915.

Cloisters vintage postcard.

Castle Village

Hudson River swimmers.

Dyckman Street grocery belonging to Robert Veitch.

Fort George subway tunnel.

Tubby Hook Depot, 1907.

Hudson River and Palisades, 1910 postcard.

Fort Tryon Park wading pool.

Broadway and Dyckman showing old Mount Washington Church.

Dyckman House

House of Mercy

Edgehill Inn, Spuyten Duyvil, 1916.

Century House (Former Nagle homestead)

Inwood and the Hudson

George Washington Bridge

Fort Tryon Hall (Home of C.K.G. Billings)

Dyckman Street Subway Station

Harlem River and Fort George.

Broadway and 230th in 1890.

C.K.G. Billings residence.

Tubby Hook, undated postcard. In the upper right you can see the Mary Magdalene Home and Refuge for Young Women and Girls which was later converted into the Jewish Memorial Hospital.

Arrowhead Inn, 177th and Hudson River, 1914 postcard.

Claremont Hotel

George Washington Bridge

High Bridge

High Bridge

High Bridge Tower

Paterno Castle

Harlem River Speedway

Claremont Hotel

The Cloisters

The Cloisters and Hudson River.

American League Baseball Park, Washington Heights, 168th Street in 1912 postcard.

American League Baseball Park, Washington Heights, 168th Street in 1912 postcard.

Fort George Amusement Park

Fort Washington, Lover’s Lane.

George Washington Bridge, 1963.

High Bridge

High Bridge

Harlem River Speedway

Harlem River Speedway

Harlem River Speedway

Harlem River Speedway

Claremont Inn and Riverside Drive

Fort George Amusement Park

Fort George Amusement Park

George Washington Bridge

1909 Hudson Fulton Celebration postcard. The proposed concrete span was never built.

Inwood on the Hudson. Note the old Jewish Memorial Hospital at the western end of Dyckman Street.

Orphan Asylum, Kingsbridge.

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Bronx, NY.

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Bronx, NY.

Edgar Allan Poe Cottage, Bronx, NY.

Riverside Drive

Harlem River Speedway

West Side Highway

CKG Billings Home, Fort Tryon Hall.

The Cloister

Fort George Amusement Park

Fort Tryon

Fort Washington Point

Fort Washington, Lover’s Lane.

Harlem River view.

Riverside Drive with Paterno Castle on right.

Harlem River Speedway, circa 1905.

Harlem River Speedway

Harlem River Speedway

Abbey Inn and Fort Tryon.

C.K.G. Billings residence

Fort George

Fort Tryon

High Bridge

High Bridge

Hudson River from Fort George

Inwood on the Hudson with old Jewish Memorial Hospital on right.

Harlem River Speedway

Harlem River Speedway

Arrowhead Inn

Claremont Inn

Hudson Fulton celebration postcard.

Hudson Fulton celebration postcard.

Hebrew Orphan Asylum

Fort George and Harlem River.

Fort George Amusement Park

Harlem River Speedway

Cabrini Shrine

Fort Tryon Park

Hudson Fulton celebration postcard, 1909.

Libby Castle

NYU Hall of Fame undated postcard.

NYU Hall of Fame postcard.

Fort Washington postcard by Thaddeus Wilkerson.

Abbey Inn and Fort Tryon by Hagemeister, 1912 postcard.

Fort Washington Point by Thaddeus Wilkerson, 1910 postcard.

Sanctuary of Blessed Frances Cabrini Chapel, Washington Heights, NYC 1941, postcard.

Fort Washington Point postcard.

Fort Washington Point The Palisades postcard.

NYU Hall of Fame, 1903 postcard.

Woodland Path, Ft Washington Park, NY by publisher Sontag, 1908 postcard.

Veterans' Hospital No. 81, Kingsbridge, 1920's.

Veterans’ Hospital No. 81, Kingsbridge, 1920’s.

Veterans' Hospital, Kingsbridge, 1953.

Veterans’ Hospital, Kingsbridge, 1953.

Convent of Jesus Mary, Church Street, Kings Bridge, New York by Charles Buck.

Convent of Jesus Mary, Church Street, Kings Bridge, New York by Charles Buck.

Kingsbridge police station, 40th Precinct, Boston Avenue by Charles Buck.

Kingsbridge police station, 40th Precinct, Boston Avenue by Charles Buck.

Abbey Inn and Fort Tryon in 1911 postcard.

Abbey Inn and Fort Tryon in 1911 postcard.

Ben Riley's Arrowhead Inn at West 246th Street postcard,1939.

Ben Riley’s Arrowhead Inn at West 246th Street postcard,1939.

Broadway looking north from 153rd Street in undated postcard.

Broadway looking north from 153rd Street in undated postcard.

Broadway looking south from 162nd street in undated postcard.

Broadway looking south from 162nd street in undated postcard.

Claremont Lounge Postcard from 1907.

Claremont Lounge Postcard from 1907.

Fort Washington Park in undated postcard.

Fort Washington Park in undated postcard.

Fort Washington Piont along the Hudson River in 1918 postcard.

Fort Washington Piont along the Hudson River in 1918 postcard.

Grant's tomb and Riverside Drive postcard, 1929.

Grant’s tomb and Riverside Drive postcard, 1929.

Harlem River at 138th Street in 1908 postcard.

Harlem River at 138th Street in 1908 postcard.

Harlem River in 1909 postcard.

Harlem River in 1909 postcard.

Harlem River Speedway Postcard.

Harlem River Speedway Postcard.

High Bridge and Harlem River postcard, 1906.

High Bridge and Harlem River postcard, 1906.

High Bridge on the Harlem River Postcard, 1907.

High Bridge on the Harlem River Postcard, 1907.

High Bridge on the Harlem River Postcard, 1907.

High Bridge on the Harlem River Postcard, 1907.

Moonlight on the Hudson in 1905 postcard.

Moonlight on the Hudson in 1905 postcard.

Morris Heights seen from Fort George in undated postcard.

Morris Heights seen from Fort George in undated postcard.

Sailing on the Harlem River in 1907 postcard.

Sailing on the Harlem River in 1907 postcard.

Washington Bridge in undated postcard.

Washington Bridge in undated postcard.

Washington Bridge postcard, 1907.

Washington Bridge postcard, 1907.

Washington Heights postcard showing various sites, 1909.

Washington Heights postcard showing various sites, 1909.

Polo Grounds, 155th Street and Eighth Avenue postcard, undated.

Polo Grounds, 155th Street and Eighth Avenue postcard, undated.

Polo Grounds postcard,1918.

Polo Grounds postcard,1918.

Polo Grounds postcard,1918.

Polo Grounds postcard,1918.

Polo Grounds, 1942 postcard.

Polo Grounds, 1942 postcard.

Kingsbridge,  Public School Number 7, Charles Buck postcard.

Kingsbridge, Public School Number 7, Charles Buck postcard.

Van Cortlandt Mansion in postcard by Charles H. Buck

Jumel Mansion, 1905 postcard.

Jumel Mansion, 1905 postcard.

Washington Heights Free Library, 1910 postcard.

Washington Heights Free Library, 1910 postcard.

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