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    • John Bard, 1893

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    • Shown here at age 74, John Bard was a member of a distinguished family of doctors and educators. His grandfather and great-grandfather, Drs. Samuel and John Bard respectively, were preeminent physicians who practiced both in New York City and from...
    • John Bard

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Posing here as a young man, John Bard was born in 1819 to a distinguished family of doctors and educators. His grandfather and great-grandfather, Drs. Samuel and John Bard respectively, were preeminent physicians who practiced both in New York...
    • Students read onstage with band in background

    • College radio stations; College students--United States
    • "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....
    • Students performing on stage

    • College radio stations; College students--United States
    • Verso explains: "The weekly variety show of WXBC broadcast from the stage of the college theatre. Spring 1950." This school year marked the start of drama and variety shows being broadcast to the Poughkeepsie area with the assistance of WKIP.
    • 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 House on the Rock"

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    • The structure in the foreground, sometimes referred to as the 'Stone Jug,' was the first dormitory on campus. An article in a February 1897 issue of the St. Stephen's Messenger notes the following: "In this house lived the few students, who at...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Rhinebeck ca. 1940

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--History; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Village communities; Radio;
    • Panel 12 of Rhinebeck Post Office Mural. From "Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office:" Contemporary Rhinebeck, deserted orchard on the left--Productive one on the right--The State Road, a milk truck-- violet houses, Park Plaza, the latest real estate...
    • Walton Lake gate house

    • Waterworks; Photographs
    • Photograph of Gate House, Walton Lake built 1893. The area of lake, which is the Chester Water System reservoir is 127 acres, with a storage capacity of 300,000,000 gallons. The outlet pipe is 12 inches in diameter. Fall to Durland's Store 225 ft....
    • Mountain View Game Preserve

    • Photographs; Farms;
    • On the old Monroe-Chester road. Sign on tree: "Mountain View Game Preserve" as viewed from the farmhouse looking easterly. This is nown as the Thaddeus Seely Farm, "According to [Mildred Parker] Seese, Thaddeus Seely built this house in 1752. The...
    • Mountain View Farm & Game Preserve

    • Photographs; Agricultural facilities; Farms;
    • Photograph of the Mountain View Farm & Game Preserve on the old Monroe-Chester road as viewed from across the street looking westerly. Known as the Thaddeus Seely Farm, "According to [Mildred Parker] Seese, Thaddeus Seely built this house in 1752....
    • Proposed Chester Public School

    • Photographic postcards; Schools;
    • Photo postcard of proposed High School built in 1906 on Oakland Avenue. Area then called University Heights Later photos show school was built as proposed save for the entrance walk and fountain. Last used as Chester’s High School in...
    • Black Rock, Cornwall, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Abandoned farms; Abandoned mines; Forest reserves; Forests;
    • A view of Black Rock which is in a protected forest between Cornwall and West Point, New York. In early times there was mining, farming and charcoal mining in the area.
    • Presbyterian Church, Cornwall-On-Hudson, N .Y.

    • Postcards; Churches; Religion;
    • On March 5, 1856, the first structure at 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson, was completed by Daniel Taft, a renowned builder in the area. Records say the building was capable of seating 350 people. The first congregation of church members had...

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