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    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: 1780's Cornshucking Bee

    • Harvesting; Corn; Villages; Eating & drinking; Villages; Slaves; Slavery
    • ". . . The boy who has found a red ear kisses the girl who brings the cider." ("Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office") Notice Dows's inclusion of a black slave laborer in lower right corner. Slavery officially persisted in New York State until 1799....
    • Sketch for Rhinebeck Post Office Mural : Cornshucking Bee

    • Harvesting; Corn; Villages; Eating & drinking; Villages;
    • ". . . The boy who has found a red ear kisses the girl who brings the cider." ("Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office") Notice Dows's inclusion of a black slave laborer in lower right corner. Slavery officially persisted in New York State until 1799....
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Plowing on the King's Highway, 1740

    • Agricultural laborers; Agriculture; Basket making; Children; Farming; Plowing; Dogs; Horses
    • "A farmer living on the King's Highway stops plowing to chat with the new weekly Post Rider on his way from New York to Albany. Rhinebeck has always been one of the most important stops first on the Indian Trail to Fort Orange (Albany). Later the...
    • Students read onstage with band in background

    • People; Students; Radio stations; Stages (Platforms); Music;
    • "A weekly variety show of WXBC broadcast from the stage of the college." (from verso of similar photograph) Students are identified as Flicker, Joel H. Fields '53, Peter Hess Stone '51, Jordan King, Andrew Pierson Strong, Jr., '51, Whitney F....
    • Rhinebeck Post Office: Incidents Connected with "Ferncliff"

    • Painting; Bridges; Dogs; Artists; architecture
    • "Incidents connected with "Ferncliff." It was bought by William Astor in 1858, the present house being built in 1860 from plans by Griffith Thomas. The grounds were laid out by Charles Augustus Ehlers and his son Louis, who is seen above the bridge...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Landsman's Kill, 1730

    • Swimmers; Swimming; Mills; Streams; Youth; Covered bridges; Mills; Waterwheels;
    • "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...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Skating on Asher's Pond

    • Winter; Skaters; Skating; Villages;
    • "Skating on Asher's Pond. In the background is the Beekman Livingston Mill (built about 1715). and the Dutch Reformed Church (built 1733)" (From: "The Rhinebeck Post Office Murals," 1940) Olin Dows Considered the recollections of Rhinebeck...
    • Sketch for Panel 7, 1790, Rhinebeck Post Office Mural

    • Religious services; Conversation; Carriages & coaches; Plazas; Reformed churches;
    • "Sunday morning before Dutch Reformed Church service. This building is drawn from the still standing clapboard Durch Reformed Church at Tivoli. Two walls of the present structure (built by John Coddington in 1809) are made of contributed stone, tow...
    • "Vic" the Butcher

    • People; Men; Butchers; Aprons;
    • "Victor Salladin", verso of photograph. Long time residents still remember Vic's Village Variety as a place to buy fresh meats, breads, and general grocery items, and Vic himself as a warm proprietor never too busy to show kindess to children. ...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural, Scenes from "Wildercliff"

    • Clergy; Walking; Ships;
    • "Wildercliff" was built in 1799 by the Methodist Circuit rider Freeborn Garretson, seen here walking with his wife Catherine, another Livingston daughter, and their little girl Mary. She is playing in the Methodist Grove, where large outdoor...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Winter Sports

    • Sleds & sleighs; Winter sports; Chapels; Methodist churches
    • "Winter sports. Methodist Chapel at Hillside, and at the far right, "Linwood," built by Thomas Tillotson about 1791." Mural commissioned for Rhinebeck, NY post office by WPA Section of Fine Arts Art in Public Buildings Program, photographed by C.B....
    • Dinner party

    • Dinner parties; Dining rooms; Wine;
    • A dinner party at the home of Peter Aaron's parents. From left: Liz Spar; Jeff Newman,'70; Sally Glass (not a Bard student); Sue Morse, '68; an unidentified man; and Brett Coty '69.
    • Albee Dormitory interior, ca. 1930

    • Buildings; Universities & colleges; Dormitories;
    • A dormitory suite in Albee in the 1920s or 1930s. Two armchairs sit in either corner of a front room; there is a side table with an electric lamp pushed against a wall. A rocking chair and dresser are visible in the next room.
    • Hirsch Family

    • Families; Group portraits; Children;
    • A family portrait of the Hirsch family. Seated, from left to right are: Roland, Thomas, and Elisabeth Hirsch, Elisabeth's mother, Toni Feist, and Felix Hirsch. Felix was Librarian and Professor of History at Bard from 1937-1954, and Elisabeth...
    • Formal Dance

    • Dance parties; Reunions; Alumni & alumnae; Lanterns; Bands;
    • A formal dance party in the gymnasium that may have been for students and alumni.

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