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    • Tivoli High School

    • Public schools
    • Though the postcard is titled "Tivoli High School", this building actually served children of all grade levels. The Tivoli school merged with the Red Hook School System in 1965 and was later renovated as an apartment building. It is currently...
    • Hartzell Album, Page 11

    • Photograph albums; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.)
    • This page displaying three photographs is titled: "Returning with Algebra, Sat. a.m. June 12, 1915" The significance of the mock funeral depicted is described in a 1930 issue of the student newspaper, the Lyre Tree: "There is a tradition of long...
    • Young girl campers

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' describes this photograph in his scrapbook: "Here are 109 of the 1036 individuals who were welcomed at summer camps and Bungalow Hill over a three month period. Ten minutes before this picture was taken, these girls were romping...
    • Circus performance on Manor House lawn

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' scrapbook provides context for this scene: "An all important event of the year is the annual picnic to which everyone is invited. It is a combination of circus stunts, dramatics, chorus singing etc. From mid-afternoon to evening...
    • Ladies of the Manor House

    • Photographs
    • Dressed in obvious finery, these women are enjoying a meal on the lawn, perhaps for the annual picnic William Matthews describes as "an all important event of the year."
    • The Bard Band with Judy Diamond performing on air

    • College radio stations; College students--United States
    • Judith "Judy" Diamond '52, stands at the microphone while the Bard Band plays backup. The Band performed Dixieland Jazz, and was led by Skip Strong '51, Herbert "Herb" Severtsen '53 on piano, Jordan King on trumpet, Whitney "Whit" Bolton? '51 on...
    • Group photo of the members of the Student Fire Department

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • Members of the Department pose for a photo. That year, they were led by Walter Kaufman, Chief; Emmett O'Brien, Jr. '53, 1st Assistant Chief; and John E. Jolliffe '52, 2nd Assistant Chief. Originally founded by George Blackstone in 1942, the...
    • St. Stephen's Basketball Team

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State)
    • Pictured is the 1922 basketball standing in front of the Memorial Gymnasium with two formidable looking coaches. The December 6, 1922 issue of the St. Stephen's College Messenger Proof sheet ran a short article on the status of basketbal for the...
    • Rev. William Cunningham Rodgers

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. William Cunningham Rodgers was the sixth president of the college, serving from 1909 to 1919. In 1910 Rev. Rodgers changed the title of warden to president. Under Rodgers the campus was modernized; electricity, a sewage system and central...
    • Rev. George Bailey Hopson

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. George Bailey Hopson served as acting warden three times, 1898-1899, 1903-1904, 1907-1909, and was professor of Latin from 1863 to 1916. His expectations as a teacher were high. When students complained of not having enough time to complete...
    • Firth Mill, Firthcliffe, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Mills; Buildings; Industry; Factories
    • Firth Carpet Mill was founded by Thomas F. Firth who came to Cornwall from Scotland. The mill employed 500 people at one time. Firth carpets were sold all over the world. It was in operation from 1886 to 1962.
    • Mattheissen Square, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Housing developments; Streets; Landscapes (Representations);
    • Evard Matthieson built the first housing development in Cornwall-on-Hudson. All the houses were two-story victorian style houses. The houses were for sale beginning October 1913. Prices ranged from $1650 to $2600. The architect was Adam B. Jaeger;...
    • Idlewild, the residence of N.P. Willis

    • Stereographs; Architecture; Mansions;
    • Idlewild was built by N. P. Willis in 1852. The style is Gothic "built of brick and covered with a lime wash". It was designed by Calvert Vaux with a central hall from which opened a parlor, dining room, library, bedroom and staircase hall. ...
    • La Palina Hotel & Restaurant

    • Recreation; Swimming pools; Restaurants; Resorts;
    • A hotel and restaurant on Continental Road in Cornwall, New York. It advertised Italian cuisine, dancing and movies. It was open all year.
    • Gertrude Pope Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Political activity; Librarians; People; Schools; Social life; Theaters;
    • Mrs. Pope's family was very involved in local politics and in local organizations. She had a lot of information about the genealogy of her family. She remembered all the names of her teachers in the school on Idlewild Avenue and could also name...
    • Helen Sherwood Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Family; Family trees; Fame; Books;
    • Mrs. Sherwood talked about her extensive family and all the different professions they had. The family was friends with Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt. Two books about the family are: Living Recollections by Mary Abigail Beattie Sherwood and...

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