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    • Ward Manor : William H. Matthews, ca. 1940

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    • William H. Matthews, Chairman of the Ward Manor Committee and Director of the Fresh Air Camps, sits among the trees and brush. Mr. Matthews was the founder of Ward Manor as a haven for elderly people and city children, with the financial backing of...
    • Young housewives

    • Photographs
    • Young wives pose for a photo in front of one of the bungalows. One woman holds a bouquet of fresh peonies. William Matthews' scrapbook provides further description: "18 summer bungalows have been built on the property--completely furnished, these...
    • "Vic" the Butcher

    • Butchers
    • "Victor Salladin", verso of photograph. Long time residents still remember Vic's Village Variety as a place to buy fresh meats, breads, and general grocery items, and Vic himself as a warm proprietor never too busy to show kindess to children. ...
    • 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...
    • An Idea Worth Millions.

    • Clippings; Dairy products; Railroads; Milk; Dairying; Milkmen & milkwomen;
    • Newspaper clipping relates an early history of the fresh milk dairy industry. Believe written by Edward Harold Mott, famed author of “Between the Ocean and the Lakes; The Story of Erie.”
    • Fresh Air Home, Cornwall, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Buildings
    • Postcard showing Fresh Air Home, Cornwall, NY. This house was used every summer from from 1883 to 1941 for children from New York City to experiernce the country life. It was located on Pleasant Hill Road in Mountainville and was called "The...
    • Mine Hole and Spring, Piermont

    • Springs;
    • This photograph of an old postcard shows the opening in the hillside in Piermont where there once was a fresh water spring. The opening was dug out and framed in brick. A poem was written and placed above the opening: ""O Traveller Stay thy Weary...
    • North Broadway at La Veta Place, Nyack, NY

    • Houses; Towers; Dirt roads;
    • Four Victorian residences line the east side of North Broadway, where La Veta Place cuts down to the river. All four houses have towers and three of the four feature bargeboards, brackets, and gingerbread. Nyack has electrical power and sidewalks,...
    • Vernon Church Flowers, Nyack, NY

    • Business & finance; Florist shops;
    • Vernon Church Flowers opened in 1949 and was known as THE Nyack florist for many years. Its location at 84 Highland Avenue (Route 9W), across from Nyack Hospital, was ideal. Free delivery to the hospital was assured. It advertised free parking,...
    • Marydell Camp's original building, Upper Nyack, NY

    • Camps; Buildings;
    • Marydell Camp was first known as "Save a Life Farm." For the girls who attended the camp, it provided a respite from the squalor of their surroundings in lower New York City. The fresh air and bucolic setting along the Hudson River, in the shadow...
    • The Mine Hole, Piermont, NY

    • Springs; Travel;
    • Two men and a dog sit on a low wall to the right of a spring known as the Mine Hole. A plaque above the opening begins with "O Traveler" and invites the visitor to rest and get a drink of fresh water. This is a historic spot in Piermont although...
    • Osterhout interview 7 of 12

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    • Grocery shopping, buying sugar, yeast, salt, baking soda, spices, flour, peanut butter, honey, molasses, condensed milk; making ice cream with fresh snow and condensed milk; Sunday dinners with friends and family; apple orchards - eating, packing,...
    • John Burroughs Journal, 1884-1885

    • Literature; Natural history; Philosophy
    • During the period covered in this journal, Burroughs published Fresh Fields (1885) and much of the journal relates to his writing and research. There is also a description of his visit with Walt Whitman in Philadelphia in December 1885.

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