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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • "The House on the Rock"

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    • The structure in the foreground, sometimes referred to as the 'Stone Jug,' was the first dormitory on campus. An article in a February 1897 issue of the St. Stephen's Messenger notes the following: "In this house lived the few students, who at...
    • Walter H. Lemley, St. Stephen's Tennis Champion

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State)
    • Back of photo reads: "WALTER H. LEMLEY OF NEWARK, TRIPLE WINNER. Within a few days Lemley, a junior at St. Stephen's College of Columbia University, Annandale-on-Hudson, won the presidency of the student body for next year, two departmental prizes...
    • Chester Academy before the addition

    • Photographs; Schools;
    • The Chester Academy was built in 1846, at a cost of $10,000. It was a frame building 50 by 75 feet standing at the corner of Academy Avenue and the Goshen Road, now, 2006, called Brookside Ave. (Route 17M). This photograph was taken before the 25...
    • Radio Blinker Signal Set

    • Radio industry; Telegraph
    • Frank B. Perry and Sons of Newton, Mass. made the "Radio Blinker Signal Set," patented in 1917. Made under contract for the U.S. Army Air Service, presumedly preparing soldiers for service in World War I. The trainee operated the key set on top...
    • Minisink Fire Co., Goshen, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Fire engines; Fire fighters; Firefighting equipment
    • Entire fire crew of the Minisink Fire Co. and their engine. A few houses in the background. A handwritten list on the back may be the members of the crew, from left to right: Arthur Secker, Char. Knapp, W. K. Sickerson, Frank C. Hock, Edw. Farrell,...
    • Scene along the River

    • Bodies of water; Rivers; Bicycles & tricycles; Flagpoles; People; Mountains; Trees;
    • Postcard showing a scene along the river in Rockland Lake, NY. There are a few buildings lining the dirt path. A person is riding a bicycle along the path. The mountainside on the left side of the image is covered by trees. There is a flagpole on...
    • Fire at the Old Normal School

    • Teachers colleges;
    • The fire at the Old New Paltz Normal School. The fire took place on the evening of April 17th, 1906. John C. Haines wrote the following in his journal: "At 5 minutes of 12 tonight I winked the lights as a signet that I would shut down at 12 Oclock...
    • 1862-11-08 letter from James Thitchener to his friend Phill

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes to his friend Phil about the difficulties of army life. He has been marching for three weeks straight though serious weather conditions. One night the troops had to camp right down in the snow. He mentions that there are strong Union...
    • 1863-06-21 letter from James Thitchener to his sister

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United...
    • James writes this letter to his sister while recuperating in the hospital. He tells his sister that General Hooker has ordered all able men back to the front. He's not afraid, but dreads the loads he will have to carry. He fears "the hardest time...
    • Interior view, unknown house, ca. 1900

    • coverlets; Woven textiles; wool; yarn; linen; plaid;
    • One of a series of five photographs showing an interior view of a room (possibly a Historic House Museum). Two tables are visible, on along the right hand side against a applique quilt and a woven coverlet. Both tables are displaying several...

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