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Wallkill Public Library Local History Collection: Borden Photograph Collection

A collection of published materials related to the history of the Town of Shawangunk and its institutions.

Images from our Collection

“Section showing two of the vacuum pumps of [New York Condensed Milk Company] (Walden Branch), September 11, 1885

Attributed to John Gail Borden

Wallkill Public Library Archives and Local History Collection

Borden Photograph Collection

       John Gail Borden (1844-1891); the son of dairy pioneer Gail Borden (1801-1874), moved to the Wallkill region from Wassaic, New York in 1881 shortly after purchasing the John G. Andrews farm; originally built by Cornelius Hasbrouck. As President of the New York Condensed Milk Company, John Gail established a factory on the western side of Route 208 on the Wallkill-Walden border. The Borden family consisted of sons Gail and Lewis and daughters Nellie and Marion. The majority of these photos were taken around September 1885, and document the buildings and individuals involved in the Borden home farm as well as the New York Condensed Milk Company, Walden Branch. The Photographs along with several other items were donated to the Wallkill Public Library by Albert Borden in April, 1992.