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    • Ravine Houses, ca. 1980

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • Two female students stand on the suspended walkway to the entrance of one of the Ravine Houses. It is winter, the trees are bare, and there is snow on the ground.
    • Albee Dormitory interior, ca. 1930

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • 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.
    • Acorn Store

    • Automobiles; Village communities
    • This photograph depicts the Moore building as the home of 'Choinsky's 'Acorn Store.' The square tower visible in the earlier postcard is gone, and there appears to be a traffic light attached to the exterior of the building. Open awnings lend a...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Bard Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • This postcard depicts another angle of the Blithewood pool. Acquired by Bard with the Blithewood estate in 1951, the college maintained the pool until the early 1970s. In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the...
    • "Council 2"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; College students--New York (State); Portraits, group;
    • The title of this image was taken from the envelope containing the negative. There is no other identifying information about the subjects or circumstances of this portrait.
    • Cedar Hill Cottage

    • Photographs; Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.);
    • Emily Olssen Bleeker lived at in Cedar Hill Cottage as a child when her father, the Rev. William Whittingham Olssen taught at St. Stephen's in the late 19th. century. Her recently published memoir 'A New York Lady' includes a passage about living...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Skating on Asher's Pond

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Village communities; Local history--New York (State);
    • "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...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural. Some Rhinebeck Buildings

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Local history--New York (State)
    • Sixth Panel over Window in Rhinebeck Post Office. From "Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office:" "Some outstanding Rhinebeck buildings--Foreground from left to right:--The School, designed and built in 1869 by Peter M. Fulton, burned in 1939; The...
    • Sketch for Rhinebeck Post Office Mural

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Village communities; Local history--New York (State)
    • Scene from history of Rhinebeck ca. 1774. "General Richard Montgomery and his wife, Janet Livingston, plant locust seedlings on what will become the lawn of "Grasmere." The bricks were baked in a home-made kiln. An ox tramples clay near an...
    • 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. 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...
    • Donald George Tewksbury

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Donald George Tewksbury was appointed dean of the college by Columbia's president, Nicholas Murray Butler in 1933. Tewksbury outlined a progressive new educational program for the college that was approved by the board of trustees. To signal these...
    • 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...
    • Erie RR Station Agent's Office

    • Group portraits;photographs;Railroad stations
    • This is the only known photograph of the 1915 Chester Erie Station agent’s office taken while the station was in operation. It was taken in October, 1922 for use in the Erie Magazine. L-r: Robert Marvin, Station Master & John I. Edwards. Items...
    • Dr. C. P. Smith, Sr. residence

    • Photographs; Dwellings;
    • Photograph of dwelling located on the corner of High Street & Hambletonian Avenue, Chester, NY. William Rysdyk, of Hambletonian fame, sold the residence to Dr. C. P. Smith, Sr., who later sold it to Geo. M. Roe, great uncle of Arno Beiling who...
    • High Street, Chester, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Dwellings; Correspondence;
    • Post card: High Street, Chester, N. Y. on the corner of High Street & Hambletonian Avenue looking north. House pictured after Geo. Roe bought it. William Rysdyk sold it to Dr. C. P. Smith, Sr., who later sold it to Geo. M. Roe, great uncle of...

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