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    • Margaret Johnston Bard

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    • Margaret Johnston Bard poses for a formal portrait, wearing a long velvet dress. Though few of her personal papers remain, Margaret Bard was known for her intelligence and religious devotion. Her family fortune brought wealth to John Bard through...
    • China Doll Head

    • China dolls
    • This doll head was found ca. 1975 behind the site of the former Trinity School and Home, later called the Watts de Peyster Home for Girls. During the early decades of the 20th century it was customary for villagers to dump trash along the banks of...
    • Tivoli High School

    • Public schools
    • Though the postcard is titled "Tivoli High School", this building actually served children of all grade levels. The Tivoli school merged with the Red Hook School System in 1965 and was later renovated as an apartment building. It is currently...
    • Gardener's Cottage

    • Photographs; Gothic revival (Architecture)--New York; Romanticism in architecture
    • Called variously the Gardener's Cottage or Gardener's Lodge, this building served as the gatehouse to the Donaldson estate, Blithewood. Though A.J. Davis is often credited as the architect, an 1845 article in an agricultural publication entitled...
    • Receipt book

    • Cookbooks
    • A handwritten recipe book belonging to Catherine Cruger Bard, wife of William Bard (1778-1853), and mother of John Bard (1819-1899), who helped to found St. Stephen's College. Though the date written on the inside cover is 1803, the book was...
    • 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...
    • St. Stephen's Baseball Team

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); Baseball; College students--New York (State)
    • The 1932 yearbook, "The Sketchbook," identifies the baseball team as follows: Stanley Leeke, Coach; Harry Trefry, Captain; Vernon Emerick, Manager; Harry Jones; Richard Stevens; George Jastrom; Paul Woodruff; John Rodda; Herbert Dienst; Edward...
    • St. Stephen's Soccer 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 a strong, though not undefeated soccer season for the boys at St. Stephen's: "At the opening of the season, Coach Leeke, in an informal talk to his squad of twenty-five men stressed three...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office: The Steamboat "Clermont," 1807

    • Steamboat lines--Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)--History; Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)--History
    • Panel 8 of Rhinebeck Post Office Mural. The steamboat "Clermont" sails by Slate Dock on its August 17th, 1807 maiden voyage. The "Clermont" was designed by Robert Fulton, built in partnership with Robert Livingston, and named after Livingston's...
    • Sketch for Panel 8 of Rhinebeck Post Office Mural

    • Steamboat lines--Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)--History; Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)--History
    • The "Clermont" sails by Slate Dock on its August 17th, 1807 maiden voyage. The "Clermont" was designed by Robert Fulton, built in partnership with Robert Livingston, and named after Livingston's Hudson Valley estate. Though Fulton's project was...
    • Map of Coxsackie

    • Maps
    • The Town of Coxsackie, New York, is located on the west side of the Hudson River. This map locates houses with last names of owners, though occasionally only initials are used. Sites of stores, brick yards, schools, cemetaries, named farms, toll...
    • Map of the village Ashland

    • Maps
    • Map depicts the Village of Ashland main street, on the Batavia Kill. This map is inset on the page with the Town of Prattsville map. Ashland is located in the western part of Greene County, New York, in the Catskill Park, northeastern Catskill...
    • American Aniline Factory Explosion

    • Factories; Disasters; Fires; Fire fighters; Explosions;
    • The American Aniline Products Corperation 's Nyack plant that sat at the corner of Cedar Hill Ave and Railroad Avenue exploded around 9:30 A.M on Friday January 31, 1919.
      This explosion was covered by the Nyack Evening Journal, and the...
    • American Aniline Factory Explosion

    • Factories; Disasters; Fires; Fire fighters; Explosions;
    • The American Aniline Products Corperation 's Nyack plant that sat at the corner of Cedar Hill Ave and Railroad Avenue exploded around 9:30 A.M on Friday January 31, 1919.
      This explosion was covered by the Nyack Evening Journal, and the...
    • African American woman

    • Clothing & dress; Women; Skirts; Blouses; Glass negatives; Portraits
    • An African American woman wears a white blouse, probably linen, with machine lace inserts, “pouter pigeon” style in that it hangs forward, above a heavier weight skirt with patch pockets. Even though the skirt seems to be “work dress” the blouse...
    • Young woman with fur muff and collar

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Boots; Belts (Clothing); Skirts; Fur garments; Hats;
    • A young woman, young enough to be wearing a shortened skirt even though she has many womanly accouterments, poses for a studio portrait. Her narrow, 6 gore, A line skirt has deep reverse box pleats for ease of walking and she wears tall, probably...

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