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    • Engine No. 2 from the side

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • One of the Student Fire Department's two engines, a 1 ton, 400 gallon water tank Ford equipped with 150 feet of hose. Elie Shneour, one of the founding members of the Fire Department, suggested that the fire truck be white, rather than red, to...
    • Observatory

    • Photographs; College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • The observatory was built in 1875, housing a telescope that was the gift of Mr. John Campbell of New York.
    • Rev. William Cunningham Rodgers

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. William Cunningham Rodgers was the sixth president of the college, serving from 1909 to 1919. In 1910 Rev. Rodgers changed the title of warden to president. Under Rodgers the campus was modernized; electricity, a sewage system and central...
    • Conrad

    • Photographs; Ships
    • The Conrad was a later Lamont ship. Lamont’s second ship, the Robert D. Conrad, a new research vessel built by the Navy and given to the Observatory to operate in 1962, embarked on ambitious, near-continuous research missions from the very start....
    • Observatory at Downing Park, Newburgh

    • Newburgh (N.Y.)-Pictorial Works;
    • This postcard features the observatory building which stood in Downing Park in Newburgh, N.Y. The building was designed by Downing Vaux, son of Calvert Vaux who, with Frederick Law Olmsted, designed the park. The observatory rested on the highest...
    • Corliss Lamont

    • Botany; Portrait photographs;
    • Corliss Lamont, son of financier Thomas Lamont, sits at the base of a tree. He donated land for a sanctuary along the Hudson River south of the Village of Palisades. On the back of the picture is "Corliss Lamont who ran trip." On May 15, 1964 the...
    • The 'Vema'

    • Ships; Decks (Ships); Machinery;
    • The oceanographic vessel, the 'Vema', had a huge winch with cable that could drag for miles down into the ocean or behind the ship. When not out at sea, it was moored at the end of the long pier in Piermont, NY.The ship was owned by the...
    • The Vema and Maurice Ewing

    • Men; Oceanographic research ships; Oceanography; College presidents;
    • Grayson Kirk and Maurice Ewing are standing at the left of the photo, with the oceanographic ship, The Vema, visible behind them. The picture was snapped in Piermont. Dr. Maurice Ewing was head of Lamont Observatory and a famed oceanographer and...
    • Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Palisades, NY

    • Houses; Stone buildings;
    • This classical stone house was the original building of the Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory of Columbia University. The observatory is located just east of Route 9W in Palisades, NY. The estate known as Torrey Cliff was donated to Columbia in...
    • Watercolor of Vassar College, 1865

    • Main Building (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.);Vassar College -- Buildings.;College buildings -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.;
    • Main Building, Observatory and Riding School of Vassar College with paths, trees, shrubs and people. Some people are on horseback.
    • Early Vassar College

    • Main Building (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.);Vassar College -- Buildings.;College buildings -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Horse-drawn vehicles.;Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.;
    • Main Building, Observatory and Calisthenium and Riding Academy of Vassar College with paths, trees, shrubs and people. Some people are driving horse-drawn carriages.
    • Vassar College Astronomical Observatory

    • Vassar College Observatory (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.);Vassar College -- Buildings.;College buildings -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Astronomical observatories -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.;
    • Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn, evergreens and bare trees.
    • Vassar College Astronomical Observatory with classes of 1871-1874

    • Mitchell, Maria, 1818-1889.;Vassar College Observatory (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.);Vassar College -- Buildings.;Vassar College -- Faculty.;Vassar College -- Students.;College buildings -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Astronomical observatories -- New...
    • Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn, trees and lamp post. Also shows Maria Mitchell, members of the classes of 1871-1874 using astronomical instruments and a boy seated on the steps.
    • Vassar College Astronomical Observatory with students, ca. 1874-1878

    • Vassar College Observatory (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.);Vassar College -- Buildings.;Vassar College -- Students.;College buildings -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Astronomical observatories -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Telescopes -- New York...
    • Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn, evergreens and lamp post. Building is partially covered by vines. Five women wearing hats and long dresses are seated or standing around a telescope on a table in the foreground. One is seated on the...
    • Vassar College Astronomical Observatory, ca. 1872

    • Vassar College Observatory (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.);Vassar College -- Buildings.;College buildings -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Astronomical observatories -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.;
    • Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn and trees.
    • Vassar College Astronomical Observatory, 1873

    • Vassar College Observatory (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.);Vassar College -- Buildings.;College buildings -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Astronomical observatories -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.;
    • Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn and trees. Building is partially covered by vines. Two people are seated on the lawn, another is on the steps.
    • Vassar College Astronomical Observatory

    • Vassar College Observatory (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.);Vassar College -- Buildings.;College buildings -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Astronomical observatories -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.;
    • Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn, trees and lamp post. Building is partially covered by vines.
    • Vassar College Astronomical Observatory with students, 1879

    • Vassar College Observatory (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.);Vassar College -- Buildings.;Vassar College -- Students.;College buildings -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Astronomical observatories -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) --...
    • Observatory of Vassar College with path, lawn, trees and lamp post. Building is partially covered by vines. Also shows women wearing long dresses, most with hats. Several of them are playing croquet and one is holding a parasol.
    • Vassar College Astronomical Observatory

    • Vassar College Observatory (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.);Vassar College -- Buildings.;College buildings -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Astronomical observatories -- New York (State) -- Poughkeepsie.;Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.;
    • Observatory at Vassar College with path, lawn, and trees. Several buildings are in the background.

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