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This is the Joseph G Marcy Photographs 1900s-1920 Update.

Joseph Greason Marcy was a descendant of Ebenezer Marcy who settled, in the late 1700s, in the area later known as Marcy Township and Duryea.

Joseph Marcy took up photography in the early 1900s and began to print his photographs on postcards and WWW.paduryea.com recently acquired over 350 picture postcards from that collection.

The collection includes street scenes, collieries, houses on the opposite side of the river including Peek-a-Boo which was a patch settlement near the Babylon Colliery, photos of the inside and outside of the Marcy Home at 802 Main Street, street cars, and horses and buggies, Marcy family members, citizens of Duryea, and never before seen pictures of the Marcy Park area from the 1900s are also part of the grouping.

Marcy Park was an area that extended generally from the end of Marcy and Cooper Streets along the Lackawanna River up to the Old Forge line in Lackawanna County. It included a river walk or promenade that served as a scenic location for photographers to take pictures of the local gentry as they strolled along the banks of the tranquil Lackawanna River dressed in their finest Victorian outfits. The area later housed the Shukwit dance pavillion that held dances a few times a week in the 1920s and 30s, and the Black Diamond Fire Company had picnics and carnivals on the grounds in the 1930s and 40s, and many Duryea kids played baseball and football there in the 1940s and 50s. The promenade, the dance hall, the baseball and football fields, and lush greenery are long gone as a result of the numerous floods that ravaged Duryea over the years, namely the devastating flood of 1955.

Please note that the majority of these images are around 100 years old and the equipment that was used to photograph them was very crude. In some cases Mr. Marcy tried various times, etc. to try to get better results. For instance, sometimes he changed the amount of time he left the shutter open to capture a specific scene. Also, remember that printing techniques back then were not the best and some of these images have faded over the last century. But the most important thing to remember is that most of these images represent Duryea and some of the people who lived here and they are often "One of a Kind!" images that would have been lost to our community forever if we had not gained access to them. So please bear with us on the images that are not the clearest and enjoy the many that offer a unique view of Duryea that would otherwise never have been seen.

PA Duryea Ann & Marcy Street Houses Taken from Marcy House
PA Duryea Area Before Train Station Was Built
PA Duryea Blacksmith Shop 718 Main Street
PA Duryea Boy & Dog By Naylors Store on Foote Ave
PA Duryea Brick Church 1
PA Duryea Brick Church 1a
PA Duryea Brick Church 2
PA Duryea Brick Church 3 Parsonage
PA Duryea Brick Church 3a Parsonage
PA Duryea Brick Church 4
PA Duryea Brick Church 5
PA Duryea Brick Church 6
PA Duryea Brick Church 7
PA Duryea Brick Church 8
PA Duryea Broadhead House 1
PA Duryea Broadhead House 2
PA Duryea Broadhead House 3
PA Duryea Broadhead House 4
PA Duryea Browns Blacksmith Shop & 700 Block of Main St
PA Duryea Camera Used by Marcy Family
PA Duryea Campbells Ledge from Pittston Bridge
PA Duryea Carriages and Streetcar by 811 Main Street
PA Duryea Cavill House on Left 1 & Brick Church on Right
PA Duryea Cavill House on Left 1a
PA Duryea Chickens Looking Toward the 700 Block of Main Street
PA Duryea Children Unidentified 1
PA Duryea Children Unidentified 2
PA Duryea Children Unidentified 3
PA Duryea Children Unidentified 4
PA Duryea Children Unidentified 5
PA Duryea Children Unidentified 6
PA Duryea Children Unidentified 7
PA Duryea Children Unidentified 8
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PA Duryea Children Unidentified 11
PA Duryea Children Unidentified 12
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PA Duryea Children Unidentified 18
PA Duryea Children Unidentified 19
PA Duryea Children Unidentified 20
PA Duryea Children Unidentified 21
PA Duryea Church & House on Marcy St by River
PA Duryea Coal Mines Breakers Slopes 1
PA Duryea Coal Mines Breakers Slopes 2
PA Duryea Coal Mines Breakers Slopes 3
PA Duryea Coal Mines Breakers Slopes 4
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PA Duryea Coal Mines Breakers Slopes 12
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PA Duryea Coal Mines Breakers Slopes 14
PA Duryea Coal Mines Breakers Slopes 15
PA Duryea Coal Mines Breakers Slopes 16
PA Duryea Connell Breaker in Old Forge
PA Duryea Cooper Nellie Home 1 Related to Marcy Family
PA Duryea Cooper Nellie Home 1a
PA Duryea Cooper St Area by Lackawanna River 1
PA Duryea Cooper St Area by Lackawanna River 2
PA Duryea Cooper Street House by River
PA Duryea Cow Grazing on Marcy St by Hallstead Breaker
PA Duryea Cows Crossing Lackawanna River by Marcy St 1
PA Duryea Cows Crossing Lackawanna River by Marcy St 2
PA Duryea Cows Crossing Lackawanna River by Marcy St 3
PA Duryea DL&W Train Station Taken From Marcy House
PA Duryea Dam 1
PA Duryea Dam 2
PA Duryea Dam 3
PA Duryea Dam 4
PA Duryea Dam 5
PA Duryea Dam 6
PA Duryea Dam 7
PA Duryea Dam 8
PA Duryea Dam 9
PA Duryea Dam 10
PA Duryea Dam 11
PA Duryea Dam 12
PA Duryea Dam 13
PA Duryea Dam 14
PA Duryea Dam 15
PA Duryea Dam 16
PA Duryea Dam 17
PA Duryea Donley House 1 & People on Porch
PA Duryea Donley House 1a
PA Duryea Donnelly & Ann Streets Skyline Looking Up Marcy St
PA Duryea Dutton Silk Mill 610 Main St
PA Duryea Family Unidentified 1
PA Duryea Family Unidentified 2
PA Duryea Family Unidentified 3
PA Duryea Family Unidentified 4
PA Duryea Family Unidentified 5
PA Duryea Fire Box & Cobbler Sign 700 Block Main St
PA Duryea Foster Street House
PA Duryea Friedman Building 601 Main St Corner of Pettebone St
PA Duryea Garden and Yard Unidentified
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 1
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 1a
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 2 Mule Barn
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 3
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 3a
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 4
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 4a
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 5 and Mule Barn
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 6 Roosevelt School on Hooven St
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 7
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 8 Mule Barn & Mules
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 9 in the Snow
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 10 Timber Cutters
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 11 & Marcy Street Area
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 12 Buildings
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 13 Mule and Worker
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 14
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 15 Dump & Phoenix St Area & Houses
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 16 Culm Dumps in Magazine Field
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 17 Shaft & Barnum Culm Dump on L
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 18 Colliery Buildings
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 19 Boiler Buildings
PA Duryea Hallstead Breaker 20 Men on Box Car
PA Duryea Holy Rosary Church and Duryea Skyline
PA Duryea Hooven W T Postcard
PA Duryea Horse & Wagon by 700 Block of Main St
PA Duryea Horse & Wagon by Man and Boy
PA Duryea Horses and Carriages 700 Block of Main Street
PA Duryea House Unidentified 1
PA Duryea House Unidentified 2
PA Duryea House Unidentified 3
PA Duryea Houses Across River from Marcy & Cooper Streets
PA Duryea Houses Across from Marcy House at 802 Main St
PA Duryea Kids Playing in 800 Block Main St
PA Duryea Kids by Hallstead Breaker Railroad Cars
PA Duryea Kids by Hallstead Colliery & Train Station
PA Duryea Ladies Unidentified 1
PA Duryea Ladies Unidentified 2
PA Duryea Ladies Unidentified 3
PA Duryea Lugg Family at 819 Main St
PA Duryea Lugg Family at Homestead 819 Main St
PA Duryea Lugg Store Storage Barn
PA Duryea Lugg Vyvyan Mary & Herbert 819 Main St
PA Duryea Lugg William & Elizabeth Bessie 1
PA Duryea Lugg William & Elizabeth Bessie 1a
PA Duryea Lugg William and Herbert
PA Duryea Lugg William with Mary Vyvyan & Herbert
PA Duryea Main & Marcy Sts Looking across Lackawanna River
PA Duryea Main St 700 Block Horse & Coach
PA Duryea Main St 700 Block Looking Toward Campbells Ledge
PA Duryea Main St 700 Block Looking Toward Swetland St
PA Duryea Main St 700 Block Taken from Marcy House 1
PA Duryea Main St 805 807 Next to Old Town Hall
PA Duryea Main St House 800 Block Taken from Marcy House
PA Duryea Main St Houses 800 Block Taken from 802 Main St
PA Duryea Main St Houses at 800 Block by Construction Site
PA Duryea Main Street 606 Backyard 1
PA Duryea Main Street 606 Backyard 2
PA Duryea Main Street 606 Backyard 3
PA Duryea Main Street 606 Backyard 4
PA Duryea Main Street 606 Backyard 5
PA Duryea Main Street Houses in 800 Block by Construction Site
PA Duryea Marcy & Ann Street Houses in Snow
PA Duryea Marcy Cat 1
PA Duryea Marcy Cat 2
PA Duryea Marcy Cat 3
PA Duryea Marcy Cat 4
PA Duryea Marcy Cemetery 1
PA Duryea Marcy Cemetery 1a
PA Duryea Marcy Cemetery 2
PA Duryea Marcy Cemetery 3
PA Duryea Marcy Cemetery 4
PA Duryea Marcy Cemetery 5
PA Duryea Marcy Dog 1
PA Duryea Marcy Dog 2
PA Duryea Marcy Dog 3
PA Duryea Marcy Dog 4
PA Duryea Marcy Dog 5
PA Duryea Marcy Dog 6
PA Duryea Marcy Dog 7
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PA Duryea Marcy Dog 11
PA Duryea Marcy Dog 12
PA Duryea Marcy Family 1 w Names
PA Duryea Marcy Family 1a
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PA Duryea Marcy Family Chicken Coop
PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 1
PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 2
PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 3
PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 4
PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 5
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PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 10
PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 11
PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 12
PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 13
PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 14
PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 15
PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 16
PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 17
PA Duryea Marcy Family at Falls PA 18
PA Duryea Marcy Family by Lacka River Area Known as Marcy Park 1
PA Duryea Marcy Family by Lacka River Area Known as Marcy Park 2
PA Duryea Marcy Family by Lacka River Area Known as Marcy Park 3
PA Duryea Marcy Family by Lacka River Area Known as Marcy Park 4
PA Duryea Marcy Family by Lacka River Area Known as Marcy Park 5
PA Duryea Marcy Family by Lacka River Area Known as Marcy Park 6
PA Duryea Marcy Family by Lacka River Area Known as Marcy Park 7
PA Duryea Marcy Family by Lacka River Area Known as Marcy Park 8
PA Duryea Marcy Family by Lacka River Area Known as Marcy Park 9
PA Duryea Marcy Family by Lacka River Area Known as Marcy Park 10
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 1
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 1a
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 2
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 3
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 3a
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 4
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 5
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 6
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 7
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 7a
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 8
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PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 18
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 18a
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 19
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 20
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 21
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 22
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 23 Looking Toward Od Forge
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 24 Looking Toward River
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 25 Side Yard by Marcy St
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 26
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 27
PA Duryea Marcy House 802 Main St 28
PA Duryea Marcy House Interior 1
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PA Duryea Marcy House Taken from Foster St Area
PA Duryea Marcy House Taken from Hallstead Breaker
PA Duryea Marcy J G 1
PA Duryea Marcy J G 1a
PA Duryea Marcy Joseph G Postcard Logo
PA Duryea Marcy Joseph Greason Photographer 1
PA Duryea Marcy Joseph Greason Photographer 1a
PA Duryea Marcy Park Path Along River Looking Toward Marcy St
PA Duryea Marcy Park Path Along River Looking Toward Old Forge
PA Duryea Marcy St 200 Block by Lackawanna River 1
PA Duryea Marcy St 200 Block by Lackawanna River 2
PA Duryea Marcy St 200 Block by Lackawanna River 3
PA Duryea Marcy Street and People
PA Duryea Men with Mandolins
PA Duryea Naylor Building 700 Block of Main Street
PA Duryea Naylor Helen Store Foote Ave 1
PA Duryea Naylor Helen Store Foote Ave 2 Not Constitution Ave
PA Duryea Naylor Store Delivery Wagon Driver
PA Duryea Naylor Store Delivery Wagon Foote Ave
PA Duryea Naylor William H & Mrs at Naylor Meat Market Foote Ave
PA Duryea Old Forge South Main St Near Union St Bridge
PA Duryea Old Forge Train Station
PA Duryea Peek a Boo Houses on Mountain by Babylon Colliery
PA Duryea Pullman House 701 Main Corner of Swetland
PA Duryea Railroad Cars Near Bottom of Foster Street
PA Duryea Rooster Fight by Lackawanna River
PA Duryea Rooster in Marcy Yard
PA Duryea Shoemaker Shop 700 Block of Main Street
PA Duryea Spengler Store 729 Main St Corner Marcy & Main
PA Duryea St Marys St Josephs & Holy Rosary Church Steeples & Skyline
PA Duryea St Marys St Josephs Holy Rosary Churches & Skyline
PA Duryea Store at 705 Main Street
PA Duryea Streetcar Between Swetland & Marcy Streets
PA Duryea Streetcar by 802 Main St
PA Duryea Streetcar by 815 Main St
PA Duryea Summer Campground Unidentified 1
PA Duryea Summer Campground Unidentified 2
PA Duryea Swetland St Lower End by St Marys Cemetery
PA Duryea Taken from Hill St Area by North Main St
PA Duryea Town Hall Taken from Marcy House
PA Duryea Town Hall Taken from Side of Marcy House
PA Duryea Train Station & Surrounding Buildings in Snow
PA Duryea Train Station by Hallstead Breaker
PA Duryea Train Station
PA Duryea Trim & Lugg General Store Delivery Wagon
PA Duryea Trim & Lugg Horse & Wagon by Hallstead Breaker
PA Duryea Wright Thomas & Clara Marcy 1
PA Duryea Wright Thomas & Clara Marcy 1a

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