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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • William Bard, son of John Bard

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Willie Bard stands for a formal portrait. The only son of Margaret Johnston Bard and John Bard, his death in 1868 plunged the family into such grief that removal from Annandale to Europe seemed the only course. A small white stone was installed...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Elting's Store

    • Village communities
    • Caption attached to postcard reads: "Built in 1846 by Erastus Kimball as a store, this building was changed in 1856 to a hotel by Edward Lasher. Known as the Morgan House, Potts Hotel, and Morey Hotel. After Patrick Morey's death in 1928, Seymore...
    • "At Annandale, Christmas Eve 1888"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • This image is the only known photograph of the interior of the Bard Home. Taken after Margaret Bard's death, the house was not regularly occupied by John Bard and his second wife Annie Belcher at this time. The room appears to be well appointed and...
    • 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...
    • Blithewood North Lawn

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • This photograph of the north lawn of Blithewood was probably taken soon after Bard College acquired the estate in November of 1951. At that time, and on the death of his mother, Christian Zabriskie donated (in exchange for $1) the property to...
    • Scene from "Taming of the Shrew"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
    • The actors are identified, from left: Betsy Boyd '51, Carlos Rangel '51, and Hyacinth Coopersmith '48. Carlos Rangel became a prominent writer, journalist and television personality in Venezuala. At his death in 1988, the New York Times called...
    • Harold Mestre

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Harold Mestre, who served as the 9th president of the college, was a distinguished biophysicist appointed to the position in January of 1938. He only served for one year, dying suddenly on the second day of the fall semester of 1939. The College...
    • Abraham Lincoln with his son William

    • Paintings; Presidents; Group portraits;
    • Subjects of this painting are presumed to be Abraham Lincoln with his son, William Wallace Lincoln, who died in the White House at age 11, February 20, 1862. This was found in Lillian Bulmer’s attic upon her death in 1954. Believed to have been...
    • Emancipation and Colonination

    • Clippings; Liberty; Slavery; Emigration & immigration; Wills;
    • Two newspaper articles, one reporting the rate to rent slaves in New Orleans and the other on Edward Curd, Sr. of Kentucky manumitting, after his death, 15 slaves, with the condition that 13 must emigrate to Liberia.
    • September Letter to Belle

    • Churches; Correspondence; Families; Fathers; Children; Music; Servants; Students
    • A letter from Robert Houston McCready, Presbyterian Church Pastor 1894-1908 to his wife, Isabelle, concerning their children, domestic help, death of Dr. John Hall and a mention of the African American congregation.

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