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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • China Doll

    • China dolls
    • This doll was found in pieces circa 1975 behind the site of the Watts De Peyster Industrial Home and School, formerly James Starr Clark's Trinity School and Home. The head and torso are one unit; arms and legs found separately were matched and...
    • 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...
    • Receipt book

    • Cookbooks
    • A handwritten recipe book belonging to Catherine Cruger Bard, wife of William Bard (1778-1853), and mother of John Bard (1819-1899), who helped to found St. Stephen's College. Though the date written on the inside cover is 1803, the book was...
    • Della Francesca Postcard

    • Art--Reproduction; Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--Italy; San Francesco (Church : Arezzo, Italy)
    • Postcard reproduction of "La Regina di Saba in Adorazione" by Piero della Francesca (c. 1416-1492) located in La Chiesa di San Francesco in Arezzo, Italy. Found in Hannah Arendt's book "Piero della Francesca" by Luisa Marzoli Feslikenian.
    • Letter from Senator J.W. Fulbright

    • Letters; Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975--Correspondence
    • A letter to Hannah Arendt from Senator J.W. Fulbright found in her copy of "Multinational Corporations and United States Foreign Policy."
    • Hotel Postcard

    • Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--Switzerland
    • Hotel postcard of "La Casa Barbatè" in Tegna (Ticino), Switzerland. Hannah Arendt often collected these on her travels. Found in her book "Leibniz Critique de Descartes" by Yvon Belaval.
    • Letter from Columbia Professor Carl Solberg

    • Letters; Arendt, Hannah, 1906-1975--Correspondence
    • Typewritten note found in "Riding High: America in the Cold War," from the author, Carl Solberg (Columbia University), acknowledging Hannah Arendt's influence and requesting comments.
    • Cedar Hill Cottage

    • Photographs; Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.);
    • Emily Olssen Bleeker lived at in Cedar Hill Cottage as a child when her father, the Rev. William Whittingham Olssen taught at St. Stephen's in the late 19th. century. Her recently published memoir 'A New York Lady' includes a passage about living...
    • St. Stephen's Soccer Team

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State)
    • The December 7, 1933 issue of the Lyre Tree reported a strong, though not undefeated soccer season for the boys at St. Stephen's: "At the opening of the season, Coach Leeke, in an informal talk to his squad of twenty-five men stressed three...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: 1780's Cornshucking Bee

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Local history--New York (State); Village communities
    • ". . . The boy who has found a red ear kisses the girl who brings the cider." ("Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office") Notice Dows's inclusion of a black slave laborer in lower right corner. Slavery officially persisted in New York State until 1799....
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: The Bard-Hosack Farm, 1790

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.;
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural Panel 7. From "Murals in the Hyde Park Post Office": "The Bard Hosack Farm with the Red House (built 1764 by Dr. John Bard, located north of St. James Church, model for the present Post Office). Merino sheep imported to...
    • Sketch for Rhinebeck Post Office Mural : Cornshucking Bee

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Local history--New York (State); Village communities;
    • ". . . The boy who has found a red ear kisses the girl who brings the cider." ("Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office") Notice Dows's inclusion of a black slave laborer in lower right corner. Slavery officially persisted in New York State until 1799....
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: Late for Friends Meeting, 1820

    • Society of Friends--New York (State)--Dutchess County; Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. :Town)--History--Pictorial works; Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc
    • Panel 10 of Hyde Park Post Office Mural. From "Murals in the Hyde Park Post Office": "Late for Friends Meeting at Crum Elbow Meeting House (built about 1797). The home in the foreground was built by Benjamin Sheldon, those in the background are...
    • Bern L. Budd

    • Portrait photographs; Photographs;
    • Bern L. Budd, aged 20 months, 9 days old. (This photograph was found 1971 in the rafters of the basement of the barn on Gibson Hill Rd., Chester, NY.)
    • 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...

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