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    • 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...
    • Charles Harold Gray

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Charles Harold Gray, the college's 10th president, was a rhodes scholar and former professor at Bennington College. Under Gray, students engaged in issues of campus governance, reflected seriously on the purpose of a Bard education, and on the...
    • Slabsides

    • Authors; Cabins;
    • Color photo postcard of Slabsides, taken from the back of the cabin. "SLABSIDES / NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK / BURROUGHS DRIVE / WEST PARK, NEW YORK 12493 / This cabin was built by the poet-naturalist John Burroughs in 1895 and used by him in the...
    • The writing desk in Slabsides

    • Authors; Cabins;
    • "The writing desk in SLABSIDES, near West Park, N.Y., where John Burroughs wrote some of his famous nature books. The cabin is kept as a memorial to him." - letterpress caption from verso of postcard.
    • 1864-11-01 Letter from Josiah P. Lefevre to his family in New Paltz

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United...
    • After traveling to Winchester to see Johannes, Josiah P. writes home to the family explaining the nature of Johannes' wound. He explains that Johannes lay on the battlefield for 24 hours in the hands of the rebels, until his men were able to get to...
    • Woven coverlet, 1780-1840

    • coverlets; Woven textiles; wool; yarn; linen; plaid;
    • Warp: natural cotton and blue dyed wool. Filling: natural cotton and blue dyed wool. This is a classic example of a double cloth coverlet utilizing the snowball and pine tree motifs. Although the design is essentially geometric, the trees suggest a...
    • Iona Island (Hudson River), N.Y.

    • Postcards; Islands; Rivers
    • Iona Island (Hudson River), looking towards Peekskill, N.Y. from Bear Mountain. Iona Island is a 556-acre bedrock island, part of the Hudson River nature reserve in Stony Point, New York. The island, separated from the Hudson's western shore by...
    • Man and painting

    • Paintings; Books; Bookcases; Men;
    • An older man with white hair and mustache glances off into the distance and he posed with hand leaning on a low bookcase next to a framed watercolor painting. The painting is a nature scene with bare branches, brush and a house in the distant...
    • Eugene Brown Interview

    • Bird watching; Childhood & youth;
    • Gene Brown recalls growing up and going to school in Upper Nyack, his family and home, his job as a camp counselor at the Montlawn Camp, and his love of nature and birds.
    • Frank G. Wood Masons' Building Materials

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    • Advertisement for the masonry and building materials business of Frank G. Wood located at 134-136 Washington Street in Newburgh, N.Y. He notes that he has "furnished materials for every building illustrated in this book and can furnish anything in...
    • Penny Arcade, Orange Lake, Newburgh

    • Newburgh (N.Y.)-Pictorial Works;
    • This postcard features five men standing in front of a building with a sign that says "Penny Arcade." An article from the Newburgh Evening Union of June 1, 1909, entitled "Orange Lake As Ye Scribe Saw It," includes the following description of...
    • Crumbie's Glen and The Old Stone Church

    • Churches; Waterfalls; Postcards;
    • The two images on this postcard are of "Crumbie's Glen, one of Nature's poems, ledges of red sandstone, veiled 'neath silvery waterfalls"; and "The Old Stone Church, built A. D. 1813 - A picturesque old landmark in Nyack's early history, and...

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