A bus holding some of the elderly residents of Ward Manor sits in front of the entrance to Manor House, one of the two large buildings in which members lived, now a dormitory for Bard College students.
The swimming pool that once lay on Ward Manor property. Visitors and swimmers crowd around the water's edge and in the shade of the pool house. A woman standing on the diving board appears to deliver a speech.
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...
Little girls frolick in the fields around White House, one of the four camps for girls on Ward Manor. Girls ages 7 to 9 stayed at White House, which lay near Grey Barns, another girls' camp, on the property.