Like his rivals at Russell & Lawrie in Tarrytown, drugstore owner Edward Farrington had a line of souvenirs. Farrington’s Drug Store was located on the corner of Beekman Avenue and Washington Street in North Tarrytown. Farrington (or his printer) employed a numbering system for his images, typically a six-digit code on the image side of the card. In the mid-2000s former Rockefeller archivist Lucas Buresch cataloged Farrington’s “Lost Postcards of the Rockefeller Estate” with notes on each.
View our full collection of cards at our Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown Post Card Gallery.
Edward Farrington post card numbered 404,418 Orangerie, Estate of J. D. Rockefeller, Pocantico Hills, Tarrytown, N.Y. Winter Quarters for the Ancient Orange Trees. Today this is home to the The David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center.
Edward Farrington post card numbered 402,633 The Lake, J. D. Rockefeller Estate, Pocantico Hills, Tarrytown, N.Y.
404,416 Residence of J.D. Rockefeller, Pocantico Hills, N.Y., showing Sunken Garden and Japanese Tea House. Farrington is incorrect. The Rockefeller family refers to it simply as the “tea house”. The interior is in the style of ancient Pompeii, not Japan.
404,421 Marble Fountain in Circular Garden, Estate of J. D. Rockefeller, Pocantico Hills, N.Y. Many of the Orange Trees in this Garden are more than 400 years old.
401,131 Andre Brook, Division line of Tarrytown and North Tarrytown, N. Y. This is where British spy John Andre was captured in 1780. After he was hanged at Tappan, NY, Andre’s ghost was reputed to haunt the scene of his capture. This is also the spot in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” where Ichabod Crane first encounters the headless horseman.
901,130 St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, North Tarrytown, N. Y. The church and parish house still stand on Beekman Avenue.
402,637 The Hospital, Tarrytown, N.Y. The former hospital on Wood Court.
9105 The Light House, Tarrytown, N.Y. This hand tinted card shows the lighthouse bound by winter ice.