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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Francis C. Post ...with girls living at the Home, 1910

    • Girls; Boarding school students
    • Francis C. Post stands with some of the girls from the Watts de Peyster Home, formerly the Trinity School and Home. Mr. Post was superintendent of the farm from 1899 to 1910. At his death in December of 1910, a newspaper clipping read: "He was...
    • De Peyster Home monument

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • This marble monument, which still stands on North Road in Tivoli, is the only remnant of the school built by John and Margaret Bard and James Starr Clark, later purchased and renamed by John Watts de Peyster. This gentleman was well known for,...
    • China Doll

    • China dolls
    • This doll was found in pieces circa 1975 behind the site of the Watts De Peyster Industrial Home and School, formerly James Starr Clark's Trinity School and Home. The head and torso are one unit; arms and legs found separately were matched and...
    • 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...
    • Shawbay, 2:07 1/4

    • Horse farms; Horse racing; Horses; Race horses; Sport clothes; Sports;
    • Photo postcard of Trotter, Shawbay, with driver in racing colors proclaiming run of 2:07 1/4! A year later Shawbay would improve that time by two seconds! Shawbay was got by Silent Brook, 2 :16 1/2; Dam Mary Mapes (dam of five, including May...
    • Swimming pool Camp Tivoli, Madalin  N.Y.

    • Boys; Camps; Swimming pools; Swimming; Bathing suits; Photographic postcards;
    • Boy campers at the swimming pool at Camp Tivoli, a summer camp operated by the Leake and Watts Farm School at Rose Hill Farm, Madalin, N.Y.
    • Suffern Village Museum

    • Photographs; Galleries & museums;
    • A group photograph by a sign for the Suffern Village Museum. Gardner Watts is seated in the middle and Bob Goetschius and Ken Kral are third and fourth from the left respectively.
    • Gardner Watts Interview

    • Hiking; Centenarians; Veterans
    • Gardner Watts recalls some of the notable events and memories from his life. Topics covered include meeting Daniel Carter Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts, how his interest in hiking and history developed, walking to the top of the Statue of...

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