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    • Ward Manor : William H. Matthews, ca. 1940

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    • William H. Matthews, Chairman of the Ward Manor Committee and Director of the Fresh Air Camps, sits among the trees and brush. Mr. Matthews was the founder of Ward Manor as a haven for elderly people and city children, with the financial backing of...
    • 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...
    • Tivoli Village Board Meeting

    • Village communities
    • Tivoli Village Board Meeting in February, 1972. Back of photograph identifies participants counterclockwise around table from far right as: "Dora Gruntler, Mortimer Appel, Robert Barrett, Herbert Mead, William Herman, and William Bain."
    • Harvey Fite at Bard with faculty and students

    • Sculpture, American--20th century--Exhibitions
    • Photographed in the ground floor gallery of Orient Hall(destroyed by fire in April of 1959); several individuals are identified from left to right as follows: Else Rogo, William Frauenfelder, Tony Hecht, Harvey Fite, and Stefan Hirsch. Four...
    • "Bard's Folly"

    • Theater--New York (State)
    • Photograph identified as follows: "Bard's Folly." Written and produced by Harvey Fite in Orient Theater (1935), this is a skit about John Bard reluctantly giving his consent to having a college and enrolling the first student. Cast (from left to...
    • Portrait of Samuel Bard

    • Bard, Samuel, 1742-1821
    • This photograph depicts an oil portrait of Samuel Bard as an older man who shows the weight of great responsibilities and sorrows. Samuel Bard launched the first medical school in New York City, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, attached to...
    • William Bard Letter to his Great-Aunt, 1790

    • Manuscripts; Bard family
    • This letter was written by William Bard, father of St. Stephen's founder John Bard, to his Great-Aunt, Mary Martha Campbell. In a note appended by Arthur Sands, he mentions that William was born in New York during its occupation by the British. At...
    • Donna Matthews and Jackie Lotocke

    • Swimming pools
    • Donna Matthews, left, with her childhood friend Jackie Latocke, (now Smith). During this time period, many if not most local children learned to swim in this pool. William Matthews' scrapbook has this description of the pool: "In 1939, a cement...
    • Greybarns Recreation Room

    • Postcards
    • As described in William Matthews' scrapbook: "Greybarns, once the winter quarters of forty head of cattle--now a summer vacation place to fifty girls. They cook and eat down in the basement. They sleep where hay once [was stored].
    • On the lawn in front of Ward Lea

    • Rivers--New York (State)--Dutchess Co.; Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.); Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
    • William Matthews' scrapbook describes Ward Lea in this way: "Overlooking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains [is] Ward Lea, a large farm house, used by young and middle aged persons for vacation and health restoration purposes."
    • Bungalow in the woods

    • Photographs
    • Although the name of this cottage has not survived, William Matthews' scrapbook is descriptive: "A group of cottages named after New York City Hotels...They are completely outfitted for housekeeping. vacationers go and keep house for themselves. ...
    • Children on horse

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' scrapbook caption reads: "Dick the horse always said o.k. when White House campers asked for a ride to the barn."
    • Young girl campers

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' describes this photograph in his scrapbook: "Here are 109 of the 1036 individuals who were welcomed at summer camps and Bungalow Hill over a three month period. Ten minutes before this picture was taken, these girls were romping...
    • Mr. Matthews on trumpet with "Bronco" Charlie Miller

    • Photographs
    • William Henry Matthews plays the trumpet, center, while "Bronco" Charlie Miller listens, at left. Bungalow Hill. William Matthews' scrapbook notes: "Bronco Charley Miller's "saga of the saddle" began in the 1860s when he began riding the Pony...
    • Circus performance on Manor House lawn

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' scrapbook provides context for this scene: "An all important event of the year is the annual picnic to which everyone is invited. It is a combination of circus stunts, dramatics, chorus singing etc. From mid-afternoon to evening...
    • Mr. Matthews and Bruce Matthews

    • Fathers and sons
    • Director William Henry Matthews, left, with son Bruce Matthews. An Episcopal priest by training, William Matthews instead served people through social work and political advocacy. He was friends with William Ward of Ward Baking Company and in...
    • Summer Bungalow

    • Photographs
    • Perhaps the Bungalow Pennsylvania. Families rented these cottages at a rate of five dollars per week. William Matthews' scrapbook describes Bungalow culture thus: "A group of cottages named after New York City Hotels...They are completely...
    • Ladies of the Manor House

    • Photographs
    • Dressed in obvious finery, these women are enjoying a meal on the lawn, perhaps for the annual picnic William Matthews describes as "an all important event of the year."

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