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    • Ward Manor : William H. Matthews, ca. 1940

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    • William H. Matthews, Chairman of the Ward Manor Committee and Director of the Fresh Air Camps, sits among the trees and brush. Mr. Matthews was the founder of Ward Manor as a haven for elderly people and city children, with the financial backing of...
    • The Air Line Ferry

    • Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)--History; Ferries; River boats--Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
    • In 1859, the "Air Line" began crossing the Hudson between Saugerties and Tivoli, NY.
    • Lawn at Annandale, Thanksgiving 1888

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • This photograph of the lawn at Annandale is dated Thanksgiving, November 29, 1888. Margaret Bard had been dead many years, and John Bard was remarried to Annie Belcher with whom he had a daughter, Marjorie. Annandale was a financial burden, and...
    • Picture window at Annandale

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • John Bard's house Annandale had a framed picture window in the living room. When visiting the Bards with her father, Margaret Clark Sumner later recalled her first sight of this feature: "But what especially caught my eye was the view of the...
    • Hartzell Album, Page 15

    • Photograph albums; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.)
    • A plate from a book depicting a campus road in winter.
    • Hartzell Album, Page 20

    • Photograph albums; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.)
    • Plates from two separate brochures depicting a commencement at St. Stephens, and a view of upper campus with Aspinwall and Ludlow-Willink Halls visible through the trees.
    • On the lawn in front of Ward Lea

    • Rivers--New York (State)--Dutchess Co.; Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.); Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
    • William Matthews' scrapbook describes Ward Lea in this way: "Overlooking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains [is] Ward Lea, a large farm house, used by young and middle aged persons for vacation and health restoration purposes."
    • 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. ...
    • Tivoli Water Tower

    • Water supply
    • This photo depicts the water tower as it appeared prior to its colorful paint job. Built in 1938 with WPA money, today the tower is used as a symbol of Tivoli.
    • Map of the Town of Red Hook, 1815

    • Red Hook (N.Y. : Town)--Maps
    • Reproduction of a map originally dated December 8, 1815 of the town of Red Hook, including what is now Tivoli and Annandale. The map's creator, John Cox Junior was Rhinebeck's town supervisor from 1808-1818. The map's inscription indicates that...
    • The Fite Colossus; aka Opus 40

    • Sculpture, American--New York (State)
    • This short silent film was shot in 1965 during a fourth of July visit to Opus 40 by Dean Tonkin. Featured are his wife Babe, friend Jon, and Dean as they stroll around and explore the sculptural landscape of Opus 40.
    • Gahagan House in its original place

    • Photographs; College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • This photograph depicts Gahagan House where it originally stood, now known as the Kline Commons terrace. It presently stands north of the Blithewood Gate House.
    • The moving of Gahagan House

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • Verso explains that Gahagan house is shown "en route on Annandale Road to its present location, south of Blithewood Gate House."
    • Dwelling Units

    • Photographs; College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • Built in 1946 with Federal Housing Project Funds, they served as dormitories, faculty and student apartments, and painting studios. They have since been torn down.
    • "Bronco" Charlie

    • Photographs;
    • A photo of William H. Matthews and Bronco Charlie Miller seated on the grass of the Ward Manor estate.
    • Blithewood Swimming Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the 'pool by the falls': "The pool was an integral part of summer life at Bard for 20 years after the college acquired it. A green canopy of overhanging trees shaded the...

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