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    • Margaret Johnston Bard

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    • Margaret Johnston Bard poses for a formal portrait, wearing a long velvet dress. Though few of her personal papers remain, Margaret Bard was known for her intelligence and religious devotion. Her family fortune brought wealth to John Bard through...
    • Watts De Peyster Industrial Home and School

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • Despite the title of the postcard, this building was never home to John Watts De Peyster, who lived at Rose Hill in Tivoli. Originally built under the direction of James Starr Clark with funds provided by John and Margaret Bard, this school had...
    • Francis C. Post ...with girls living at the Home, 1910

    • Girls; Boarding school students
    • Francis C. Post stands with some of the girls from the Watts de Peyster Home, formerly the Trinity School and Home. Mr. Post was superintendent of the farm from 1899 to 1910. At his death in December of 1910, a newspaper clipping read: "He was...
    • Bungalow in the woods

    • Photographs
    • Although the name of this cottage has not survived, William Matthews' scrapbook is descriptive: "A group of cottages named after New York City Hotels...They are completely outfitted for housekeeping. vacationers go and keep house for themselves. ...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Landsman's Kill, 1730

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Village communities; Local history--New York (State);
    • "Mill and swimming hole on Landsman's Kill, a free interpretation of the present Van Steenburgh site, first Morgan Lewis' mill. The oldest mill was built in 1710 by William Traphagen for Henry Beekman where the Kill runs into Vandenburgh Cove. The...
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: Quarrel over "Hyde Park Hotel"

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--Pictorial works; Village communities;
    • Panel 2 of Hyde Park Post Office Mural. From "Murals in the Hyde Park, New York Post Office": "Before 1812. Irate Dr. Samuel Bard tries vainly to persuade Innkeeper Jabez Miller to change the name on his sign board from "Hyde Park" to almost...
    • Sketch for Panel 3, Rhinebeck Post Office

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--History; Local history--New York (State)
    • From "Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office": Panel 3: "1728. Henry Beekman, 2nd, now forty and a Colonel, receives the midsummer's quit rent on his lawn, while four-year old daughter Margaret looks on. The new Rhinebeck Post Office is copied from...
    • Rev. Robert B. Fairbairn

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States
    • Rev. Robert B. Fairbairn was the third president of the college. During this time the title warden was used and he is often referred to as "The Great Warden," having served as warden from 1863 to 1898, making him the longest serving head of the...
    • Charles and Marie Barrell at Segal home

    • Carriages & coaches; Group portraits; Photographs
    • Photograph of Charles and Marie Barrell in simple one horse, sprung carriage, on lawn in front of Segal home off Hen Lane, Sugar Loaf. Note: The name of Hen Lane was changed to Well Sweep Lane sometime in the mid-twentieth century.
    • A Meeting In the interest of the Hampton Institute.

    • Advertisements; Boarding schools; Fund raising; Schools
    • Advertisement for a fundraising event at the Chester Presbyterian Church for benefit of the Hampton Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute which was founded on the banks of the Virginia Peninsula by Brigadier General Samuel Chapman Armstrong in...
    • 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...
    • JohnThurston Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Roads; Farms; Farm produce; Toll roads; Tolls;
    • Mr. Thurston had a genealogy of his family going back to 1682 and he referred to it often during the interview. In 1814 his great-great-grandfather Jacob Cox had 12 shares in the Cornwall-New Windsor Turnpike Company with controlled the toll road...
    • Drumlin Hall 1976

    • Photographs; Building construction; Buildings;
    • A photograph of the then recently completed Drumlin Hall. Groundbreaking took place Oct. 24, 1974 and was officially completed on Oct. 17, 1976. The name Drumlin was chosen by the student body. It refers to the oval, rounded hill of unstratified...
    • DCC Harriers 1960

    • Photographs; Runners (Sports); Sport clothes; Students
    • The DCC Harriers was the name of the Cross-Country team at Dutchess. Front row from left to right: Tony Asaro, Walt Opdenbrouw, Jeff Wigand, Herman Heller, Lee Cabe. Back row, left to right: Mr. Roger Soule, Coach, Pat Ferrante, Dan Griffin, Gene...
    • Marking sampler

    • Needlework;
    • Rectangular-shaped sampler of the alphabet. Sewn onto it is also the maker's name Mary C. Hunter. The alphabet letters are sewn in script in red and brown thread. Sampler with nine rows of embroidered letters and numbers; alphabet followed by...

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