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    • Blithewood Swimming Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the 'pool by the falls': "The pool was an integral part of summer life at Bard for 20 years after the college acquired it. A green canopy of overhanging trees shaded the...
    • Bard Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • This postcard depicts another angle of the Blithewood pool. Acquired by Bard with the Blithewood estate in 1951, the college maintained the pool until the early 1970s. In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the...
    • Rev. Bernard Iddings Bell

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. Bernard Iddings Bell, the college's 7th president took the position in 1919 and resigned in 1933. His vision and energy permanently altered the physical and social geography of the college. Under his tenure, many buildings were constructed,...
    • View of the Village Square

    • Architecture; Bandstands;
    • The printed title on this postcard says "Conrwall Savings Bank". The bank can barely be seen, because it is behind the bandstand and to the right of the three-story Mattiessen Hall building.
    • Bethlehem Church video

    • Churches; Church schools
    • This video has pictures of some past and present members of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church which is located at the corner of Route 94 and Jackson Avenue in the town of Cornwall, New York. (The highway was originally called Route 45.) Then the...
    • The Nut House at Yama Farms Inn

    • Photographs; Hotels; Resorts; Log buildings;
    • Black and white photograph of a desirable guest house at Yama Farms, known as "The Nut House," possibly because it was surrounded by nut trees. The building sits in a clearing; the Shawangunk Mountains are to the right.
    • Riverside Ferry dock, Kingston, New York

    • Ferries; Piers & wharves; Steamboats
    • Two men stand near the dock for the Riverside Ferry, which ran between Rondout and Sleightsburgh from 1870 to 1922. The ferry was nicknamed the "Skillypot," a Dutch word meaning turtle. The ferry was also affectionately referred to as "The Other...
    • Indenture of Tom

    • Slavery; Slaves;
    • An indenture of a young African-American boy named Tom to Abraham Corneilson. Abraham Cornelison was a Doctor in Clarkstown, NY. Tom was indentured until he was 28 years old. Tom was alive when New York State was gradually banning slavery in...
    • Three children with doll and Teddy Bear

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Children; Boys; Girls; Shoes; Buttons (Fasteners); Hosiery; Dresses; Dolls; Teddy bears; Toys; Stuffed animals (Toys); Suits (Clothing);
    • Three children, two boys and one girl, pose with dolls. Despite his age, it is easy to recognize the youngest child here as a boy, with high button shoes and leggings. His short pants are buttoned to his shirt which closes from right to left, and...
    • Henry Gourdine -  SEGMENT 8: Drowning stories

    • Drowning; Rescues; Kayaks;
    • Vietnamese family fishing story (modern). Person drowned trying to rescue boy in water. Henry once caught body in his net. He thought it was a log at first. Could see hair and thought it was moss on a log. It was a man with a windbreaker. He'd been...
    • Frank Parslow - SEGMENT 5: Nets cont'd

    • Nets; Fishing boats; Fishing & hunting gear;
    • Resumes interview where first tape left off, talking about modernizing. Switched to plastic boat in 1972. Went to Holland 1978. Frank said in newspaper that Hudson River fishermen fished 100 years behind the times and made lots of people angry....

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