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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...
    • Acorn Store

    • Automobiles; Village communities
    • This photograph depicts the Moore building as the home of 'Choinsky's 'Acorn Store.' The square tower visible in the earlier postcard is gone, and there appears to be a traffic light attached to the exterior of the building. Open awnings lend a...
    • Madalin / Tivoli Stagecoach

    • Transportation--New York (State);
    • An unidentified boy poses proudly for a photograph in an earlier time. The caption reads: "Stagecoach in background made regular trips between Madalin and the Tivoli railroad depot. The fare was 25 cents.
    • "Seclusion"

    • Sculpture, American--20th century;
    • This photograph of a sculpture entitled "Seclusion" was taken by the artist, Robert Bassler, class of 1957, shortly after her installation in the fountain at Blithewood garden. The sculpture was created as part of his senior project, and at the...
    • James H. Case Jr.

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • James Herbert Case, Bard's 12th president, served the college during the 1950s. He assumed the challenge of leading the college with an energy that bred high expectations, many of which were met. In 1951, the 825 acre estate Blithewood was deeded...
    • 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...
    • Jean Cottin Land Contract, 1707

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    • Certification, written in French in 1709, recognizing an earlier contract made in 1689 between Jean Cottin and the Village of New Paltz concerning land given to Cottin in compensation for his services as a schoolmaster.
    • James Thomas article

    • African American men
    • Newspaper article about James Thomas' trip to Maryland, where he had escaped from slavery 35 years earlier. James initially ran away to Canada, later settling in Ohioville, NY. He did not tell his neighbors that he was a slave until the...
    • 1863-07-10 Letter from Jacob Dubois Hasbrouck to Rowena Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields;
    • Jacob mentions that he'd received word about the surrender at Vicksburg. He then describes his experience at Fort Hudson and his interaction with the Rebel soldiers stationed there, as well as how the Fort surrendered and the captain he'd talked to...
    • Abandoned house on Taxter Road, (Irvington, N.Y.)

    • Abandoned buildings; Houses;
    • Abandoned 19th Century wood shingled structure with two distinct parts, one story and two-stories. The one-story structure likely built earlier. Each side has a front overhanging porch with wood beam supports; two chimneys are visible at each end...
    • Post Homestead

    • Photographs; Houses;
    • Post Homestead on Closter Road, about 1870. It burned down circa 1909 or earlier. The family is in the yard on one side of the house and there are horses on the other side.
    • House on Old Mill Road

    • Photographs; Houses
    • On Old Mill Road, the house that belonged to the Mill. This house was probably built by Thunis Remsen in 1750 when the mill was built. It was owned by Symons in 1850 and owned by Shemmerhorn in 1975. After 1977 it was bought by Miele. Earlier...

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