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    • Picture window at Annandale

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • John Bard's house Annandale had a framed picture window in the living room. When visiting the Bards with her father, Margaret Clark Sumner later recalled her first sight of this feature: "But what especially caught my eye was the view of the...
    • Portrait of Samuel Bard

    • Bard, Samuel, 1742-1821
    • This photograph depicts an oil portrait of Samuel Bard as an older man who shows the weight of great responsibilities and sorrows. Samuel Bard launched the first medical school in New York City, the College of Physicians and Surgeons, attached to...
    • "Zabriskie's Waterfalls"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College
    • In this image taken in the summer of 1945, the Zabriskie family still owned Blithewood and much of the land adjoining Bard College. As evidenced by this image labelled 'Zabrisky's (sic) Falls', a good deal of student trespassing transpired before...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Landsman's Kill, 1730

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Village communities; Local history--New York (State);
    • "Mill and swimming hole on Landsman's Kill, a free interpretation of the present Van Steenburgh site, first Morgan Lewis' mill. The oldest mill was built in 1710 by William Traphagen for Henry Beekman where the Kill runs into Vandenburgh Cove. The...
    • Sketch for Panel 3, Rhinebeck Post Office

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--History; Local history--New York (State)
    • From "Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office": Panel 3: "1728. Henry Beekman, 2nd, now forty and a Colonel, receives the midsummer's quit rent on his lawn, while four-year old daughter Margaret looks on. The new Rhinebeck Post Office is copied from...
    • Bethlehem Church video

    • Churches; Church schools
    • This video has pictures of some past and present members of the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church which is located at the corner of Route 94 and Jackson Avenue in the town of Cornwall, New York. (The highway was originally called Route 45.) Then the...
    • The 'Four Minute Men', Kingston, New York

    • Group portraits; War bonds & funds; Flags
    • A group portrait of the "Four Minute Men," prominent Kingston gentlemen who gave 4 minute talks on patriotism and bond buying during World War I. The men would give their talks between reels at three local theatres. The handwritten numbers on the...
    • Treason House

    • Buildings; Historic Buildings; houses; War; Treason; Chimneys; Stone walls; Stairways; Railings; Dwellings;
    • Treason House, Haverstraw, NY. In September, 1780, Major John André met with Benedict Arnold here. Arnold gave secret information about West Point fortifications and forces to Andre. Federal Style home.
    • Treason House

    • Buildings; Historic Buildings; houses; War; Treason; Chimneys; Stone walls; Stairways; Railings; Dwellings;
    • Treason House, Haverstraw, NY. In September, 1780, Major John André met with Benedict Arnold here. Arnold gave secret information about West Point fortifications and forces to Andre. Federal Style home. Stone wall appears to be collapsing in...
    • Post Office, Congers

    • Post offices; Automobiles;
    • Hand colored postcard showing the Post Office in Congers, NY.
      From the June 21, 1899 New York Times.
      "June 20. - This place, on Rockland Lake, was the scene of a bold robbery early this morning. At about 3 o'clock the citizens were...
    • Post Office, Congers

    • Post offices; Building;
    • Black and white postcard showing Congers Post Office, Congers, NY. The sign on the Post Office reads "[illegible word] Boarding and Livery, Stable".
      From the June 21, 1899 New York Times.
      "June 20. - This place, on Rockland Lake, was the...
    • Float - Arion

    • Postcards; Floats (Parades); Myths;
    • Arion - Arion, a famous Corinthian musician was returning home from a musical contest in Sicily, where he had won a great money prize. In order to get his money the sailors plotted to kill him. They gave him time, however, to sing his death song,...
    • 1863-07-22 letter from James Thitchener to Jacky

    • 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 responds to a letter from Jackey recovering at Camp Convalescent. He appreciates the money sent to him, but finds the hospital food dismal. He asks about the draft and states that all men drafted will partake in a battle. James discusses...
    • Mt. Beacon Incline Railway, Fishkill Landing, N.Y.

    • Postcards; Railroad tracks; Railroads; Mountains; Railroad stations;
    • Beacon Mountain, sometimes Mount Beacon, is the highest peak of the Hudson Highlands, is just east of Beacon, New York, in the Town of Fishkill. The beauties of the countryside gave birth to a dream, and in 1900 with the aid of local business men,...
    • Herbert Lawrence

    • Photographs; Portrait photographs;
    • Herbert Lawrence was born in the 1780s. He owned a shipyard in New York City and lived in the Big House in 1808. He gave the land for the flagpole in 1861.

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