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    • "At Annandale, Christmas Eve 1888"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • This image is the only known photograph of the interior of the Bard Home. Taken after Margaret Bard's death, the house was not regularly occupied by John Bard and his second wife Annie Belcher at this time. The room appears to be well appointed and...
    • Donna Matthews and Jackie Lotocke

    • Swimming pools
    • Donna Matthews, left, with her childhood friend Jackie Latocke, (now Smith). During this time period, many if not most local children learned to swim in this pool. William Matthews' scrapbook has this description of the pool: "In 1939, a cement...
    • Mother and children at swimming pool

    • Swimming pools; Photographs;
    • Verso identifies Ellenor Matthews with her children Donna and Hank in the foreground, and Woody Klose on the lifeguard stand. "In the year 1939 a cement swimming pool took the place of the meadow pond where water supply was never sure. From early...
    • "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...
    • Reamer Kline

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Reamer Kline was president of Bard College from 1960 until 1974. An Episcopal priest, his presidency was marked by civility, even during the most turbulent time in America's social history. In 1963 the college purchased the Ward Manor property,...
    • Hambletonian Monument

    • Photographs; Monuments; Horse racing;
    • Photograph of the Hambletonian Monument located on Hambletonian Ave., at intersection with Oakland Avenue. “Hambletonian, "The Father of Harness Racers" owned by entrepreneur Wm Rysdyck. Rysdyck's horses "Long Island Black Hawk" and "New York...
    • Chester Arson Case

    • Clippings; Arson; Trials, litigation, etc.; Insurance;
    • Newspaper article about the arson trial resulting from the investigation following the disastrous fire of July 5, 1877 that consumed much of downtown Chester.
    • Frank Skidmore oral history interview

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    • Retired IBMer. Programming Manager. Frank was hired in 1966 as a summer hire. “If you were a son or daughter of a former IBMer, you were pretty much guaranteed a job.” His employment was contingent upon his completion of programming school.
    • John Moriarty oral history interview

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    • Retired IBMer. Programmer. John graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Masters in Economics. He was hired by IBM in Kingston in 1965 as a Programmer but spent much of his career in Poughkeepsie, living in Kingston. He believed his...
    • St. James Episcopal Church Goshen, N.Y.

    • Postcards; Churches; Episcopal churches; Protestant churches; Monuments;
    • Ivy-covered stone church on North Church St. The monument is the Henry Wisner Obelisk. Message on the back says "My dear Mae - Much love and best wishes for every minute of your trip. We will often think, pray and talk of you while you are away....
    • Deyo house, New Paltz

    • Stone buildings; Houses;
    • Located on Huguenot Street in the village of New Paltz.
      Pierre Deyo built the first structure following the typical plan common in New Paltz, three levels; a cellar, main room and loft. Later the house had an addition of another room put on...
    • Congers Ave looking South

    • Streets; Street lights; Utility poles; Carts & wagons; Architecture; Porches; Dormers;
    • Color postcard showing a street scene along Congers Avenue looking South, Congers, NY.
      Postmark is illegible. Message on back of postcard reads "Dear Anita - I am enjoying myself very much here. Give my best regards to Aunt Katherine &...
    • Woman with fur collar and muff

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Fur garments; Hats; Coats; Boots;
    • A stylishly dressed young woman poses for a studio portrait. Skirt hems are rising; her hair is cropped; she wears a coat styled after the trench coats which became popular with WWI. Her hat is much smaller but her boots are still high and laced,...
    • Young woman with diploma

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Diplomas; Hair ornaments; Lace;
    • A young woman with a diploma poses for a studio portrait. This could be a High School graduation photo. Note the much higher hem line with the use of lace flourishes and her hair down with a huge bow. She is young enough to wear a short hemmed...
    • Bride in embroidered wedding gown

    • Clothing & dress; Portraits; Glass negatives; Women; Brides; Embroidery; Lace; Hair ornaments; Veils; Bouquets; Flowers; Gloves; Silk;
    • This studio portrait of a bride features a dress made almost certainly of a heavy peau de soie, and is elaborately enhanced with embroidery and applied lace. The rows of tucks in the upper bodice are echoed in the forearm of the right sleeve. ...

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