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    • Ward Manor : Greybarns

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    • One of four camps for girls and a converted cattle barn, once standing on the northern part of the Ward Manor property. Campers hang from the windows.
    • Ward Manor : little girls at White House

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    • Little girls frolick in the fields around White House, one of the four camps for girls on Ward Manor. Girls ages 7 to 9 stayed at White House, which lay near Grey Barns, another girls' camp, on the property.
    • 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...
    • Watts De Peyster Industrial Home and School

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • Despite the title of the postcard, this building was never home to John Watts De Peyster, who lived at Rose Hill in Tivoli. Originally built under the direction of James Starr Clark with funds provided by John and Margaret Bard, this school had...
    • Watts de Peyster Industrial Home for Girls

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • A group of resident girls can be seen standing in front of the De Peyster Industrial School and Home on a foggy day. No photographs remain from the days of its existence as the Trinity School and Home for boys under the direction of James Starr...
    • 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...
    • "Homestead" Girls' Camp

    • Local history--New York (State); Tivoli (N.Y.)--History
    • Shown here as the girls dormitory known as "The Homestead", this house was later purchased and renovated by Saul Bellow. The house was subsequently purchased by Bard College for faculty housing (during which time it was known as "Bellows' House"),...
    • Greybarns Recreation Room

    • Postcards
    • As described in William Matthews' scrapbook: "Greybarns, once the winter quarters of forty head of cattle--now a summer vacation place to fifty girls. They cook and eat down in the basement. They sleep where hay once [was stored].
    • Teenaged girl campers

    • Photographs
    • Young women campers dressed for multiple activities: they are wearing old fashioned girls' gym suits. Teenaged girls lived in the Greybarns.
    • Young girl campers

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' describes this photograph in his scrapbook: "Here are 109 of the 1036 individuals who were welcomed at summer camps and Bungalow Hill over a three month period. Ten minutes before this picture was taken, these girls were romping...
    • Band Practice in Grosvenor Square

    • World War, 1939-1945--Art and the war
    • Band Practice in Grosvenor Square (Known as Eisenhower Platz). Building in background is 20 Grosvenor Square E[astern Theater of Operations] [Headquarters]. R. Foreground: British Barrage Balloon Girls.
    • Jenny Wren Club

    • Group portraits;photographs
    • Jenny Wren Club picnic photograph. (Beginning about 1907, local Jenny Wren Clubs were sponsored by the Delineator Magazine, a turn-of-the twentieth century ladies' fashions publication affiliated with the Butterick Company, to promote their sewing...
    • Decoration Day gathering at Brook Farm

    • Photographs; Group portraits; Farms; Soldiers; Guides & scouts;
    • Panoramic photograph with Brook Farm buildings in background. From May Murray's diary: Wednesday, May 30, 1917 "On the way back from the cemetery, the parade went up to Brook Farm and had pictures taken - firemen - soldiers - Boy Scouts -...
    • Ulster County Fair float

    • Postcards; Horses; Floats (Parades); Celebrations; Festivals; Fairs; Decorations;
    • Black and white photograph of a float decorated for the Ulster County Fair. The float is drawn by a pair of horses, and several girls and women are seated on it.
    • Five Little Angels

    • Postcards; Girls; Costumes; Angels; Fairs; Festivals; Celebrations;
    • Black and white photograph of five young girls wearing angel costumes with their hands in a prayer gesture in front of a large painted scenic backdrop.

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