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    • Watts De Peyster Industrial Home and School

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • Despite the title of the postcard, this building was never home to John Watts De Peyster, who lived at Rose Hill in Tivoli. Originally built under the direction of James Starr Clark with funds provided by John and Margaret Bard, this school had...
    • A Brief History of Tivoli

    • Tivoli (N.Y.)--History; Local history--New York (State); Tivoli (N.Y.)--History
    • This pamphlet outlines a brief history of the village of Tivoli, focusing on the buildings, businesses, and townspeople that have comprised it. It should be noted that 'A Brief History of Tivoli' contains significant errors, augmented through time...
    • "Vic" the Butcher

    • Butchers
    • "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. ...
    • St. Stephen's Basketball Team

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State)
    • The December 7, 1933 issue of "The Lyre Tree" reported the start of the upcoming basketball season this way: "The St. Stephen's basket-ball team makes its first start of the current season this Friady night when the Drew University five comes to...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: 1780's Cornshucking Bee

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Local history--New York (State); Village communities
    • ". . . 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, Scenes from "Wildercliff"

    • Methodist Church--New York (State)
    • "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...
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: John and Samuel Bard, ca. 1789

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. : Town)--History--Pictorial works
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural Panel 6. From "Murals in the Hyde Park, New York Post Office," published by Town of Hyde Park Historical Society: In the late 1780s. Dr. John Bard and Dr. Samuel Bard examine their new Italian melons, fertilized with...
    • 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...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural:  Sketch for Panel 6a, 1774

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town), Local history--New York (State); Village communities;
    • Sketch for panels depicting General Richard Montgomery and Janet Livingston planting locust seedlings, as well as for image of cornshucking bee, c.a. 1780. Sketches for the Rhinebeck post office murals were first executed by Dowsand trasferred to...
    • Sketch for Panel 7, 1790, Rhinebeck Post Office Mural

    • Livingston family; Local history--New York (State); Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--History; Rhinebeck (N.Y.), Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.;
    • "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...
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: The Bard-Hosack Farm, 1790

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.;
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural Panel 7. From "Murals in the Hyde Park Post Office": "The Bard Hosack Farm with the Red House (built 1764 by Dr. John Bard, located north of St. James Church, model for the present Post Office). Merino sheep imported to...
    • Sketch for Rhinebeck Post Office Mural : Cornshucking Bee

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Local history--New York (State); Village communities;
    • ". . . 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....
    • Rev. George Franklin Seymour

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. Seymour was the first president of the college. He presided over the first school year, and first commencement, but resigned soon after. Rev. Seymour had, for several years served as the missionary of Annandale and had been tutoring students...
    • Charles Harold Gray

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Charles Harold Gray, the college's 10th president, was a rhodes scholar and former professor at Bennington College. Under Gray, students engaged in issues of campus governance, reflected seriously on the purpose of a Bard education, and on the...
    • Durland Store with Razey's Photography Studio

    • Dry goods stores; Photographic studios;photographs
    • Photograph looking south at the Durland General Store at Main Street and Academy Avenue, uptown Chester, before the columns were removed and the front of the building enclosed. The small building to right of Durland's Store was Razey's Photography...
    • Edward & Ida Kronk Littell

    • Photographs; Group portraits;
    • Father & Mother Littell sit for photograph. Edward & Ida Kronk Littell, resided on Walnut Avenue, Greycourt. Edward was Greycourt Postmaster and kept a general store on “The Lane.” Note: In 2006: Walnut Avenue is now called Lehigh Avenue, and...

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