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    • Bungalow in the woods

    • Photographs
    • Although the name of this cottage has not survived, William Matthews' scrapbook is descriptive: "A group of cottages named after New York City Hotels...They are completely outfitted for housekeeping. vacationers go and keep house for themselves. ...
    • 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...
    • Summer Bungalow

    • Photographs
    • Perhaps the Bungalow Pennsylvania. Families rented these cottages at a rate of five dollars per week. William Matthews' scrapbook describes Bungalow culture thus: "A group of cottages named after New York City Hotels...They are completely...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office: Incidents Connected with "Ferncliff"

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Local history--New York (State); Village communities; Mary Powell (Ship)
    • "Incidents connected with "Ferncliff." It was bought by William Astor in 1858, the present house being built in 1860 from plans by Griffith Thomas. The grounds were laid out by Charles Augustus Ehlers and his son Louis, who is seen above the bridge...
    • Sketches for Panels 9 and 10,  Rhinebeck Post Office Mural

    • Mary Powell (Ship); Hudson River Day Line
    • Preliminary artist's sketch for Panels 9 and 10 of Rhinebeck Post Office Mural. Panel 9: "1865. A local family in Winter's Express is moving out West. In the foreground cutter sits Mr. DeLamater just made the first President of the First National...
    • Rev. Robert B. Fairbairn

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States
    • Rev. Robert B. Fairbairn was the third president of the college. During this time the title warden was used and he is often referred to as "The Great Warden," having served as warden from 1863 to 1898, making him the longest serving head of the...
    • A Meeting In the interest of the Hampton Institute.

    • Advertisements; Boarding schools; Fund raising; Schools
    • Advertisement for a fundraising event at the Chester Presbyterian Church for benefit of the Hampton Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute which was founded on the banks of the Virginia Peninsula by Brigadier General Samuel Chapman Armstrong in...
    • Bill Davenport oral history interview

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    • Bill is part owner of the HeritagEnergy Oil Company. In the early 50s, his parents told him not to plan to go into the family oil business as there was not enough business to support two families. He instead decided to become a history teacher upon...
    • John DeJoy oral history interview

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    • Retired IBMer. Management. John graduated from Hudson High School and did not go to college due to a death in his family. He joined IBM in 1955 on the assembly line in the Typewriter Division. Later, John joined the World Trade Division and...
    • Railroad Station, Cairo, New York

    • Postcards; Railroads;
    • The railroad station in Cairo, completed in 1884, was located on Railroad Ave. and was the final terminus of the Catskill Mt. Railway. The station ran until 1919 when the first World War effort required all scrap iron be used elsewhere. The advent...
    • Residence of William Heidgerd

    • Buildings; Architecture; Driveways; Lawns; Trees;
    • Black and white postcard showing the Residence of Wm. Heidgerd, Monsey, NY.
      Postcard is dated June 26, 1906. The postcard is addressed to " Mrs. Henry Tupke/ 60 East 128th St. New York City". Written on front "Dear [?] Mr & Mrs. [?] were here...
    • Ward Manor campers

    • Camps; Children; Bathing suits;
    • A group photo of Ward Manor campers in bathing suits. Written on the photo: "All ready to go for a swim."
    • Henry Gourdine -  SEGMENT 8: Drowning stories

    • Drowning; Rescues; Kayaks;
    • Vietnamese family fishing story (modern). Person drowned trying to rescue boy in water. Henry once caught body in his net. He thought it was a log at first. Could see hair and thought it was moss on a log. It was a man with a windbreaker. He'd been...

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