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    • Gardener's Cottage

    • Photographs; Gothic revival (Architecture)--New York; Romanticism in architecture
    • Called variously the Gardener's Cottage or Gardener's Lodge, this building served as the gatehouse to the Donaldson estate, Blithewood. Though A.J. Davis is often credited as the architect, an 1845 article in an agricultural publication entitled...
    • Blithewood Swimming Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the 'pool by the falls': "The pool was an integral part of summer life at Bard for 20 years after the college acquired it. A green canopy of overhanging trees shaded the...
    • Bard Pool

    • Swimming pools--New York (State)
    • This postcard depicts another angle of the Blithewood pool. Acquired by Bard with the Blithewood estate in 1951, the college maintained the pool until the early 1970s. In the spring 2005 issue of About Town magazine, Dorothy Crane writes about the...
    • Cedar Hill Cottage

    • Photographs; Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.);
    • Emily Olssen Bleeker lived at in Cedar Hill Cottage as a child when her father, the Rev. William Whittingham Olssen taught at St. Stephen's in the late 19th. century. Her recently published memoir 'A New York Lady' includes a passage about living...
    • 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.
    • St. James Church, Goshen, N.Y.

    • Postcards; Churches; Episcopal churches; Protestant churches;
    • Ivy-colored stone building with shed. Messages states "Wish you could see this pretty litle [sic] church - it is litterally covered with beautiful ivy. Hoping this will find you - did not remember your St. No. your friend - Mrs. D. R. Parliman."...
    • 1862-09-18 letter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes this letter to his aunt, four days after he was mustered into service. He is presently in Virginia, near Georgetown. He thinks that the Union is already winning the war, even though the rebels fight well. One of his friends fainted...
    • 1864-05-01 Letter from Johannes Lefevre to Solomon Dubois

    • Huguenots; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns;
    • Letter written from Johannes Lefevre to Solomon Dubois. Johannes is currently embarking on his "spring campaign" near Baton Rouge. He explains that it is strange to hear of lighthearted things such as pretty girls and sleigh riding from Sol while...
    • Palisades Cascade

    • Drawings; Waterfalls;
    • The following caption is next to the picture, "Nearly opposite Dobbs Ferry a pretty cascade tumbles down in a snowy sheet from the upper edge, and falling on the bank below rushes towards the river in a narrow channel. Dobbs' Ferry is the next...
    • 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...
    • Nyack Garden Club at 'Pretty Penny'

    • Gardens; Women;
    • Members of the Nyack Garden Club stand in the garden of Pretty Penny, Helen Hayes' home. On the right is Anna Lovatt Cole. Next to her is her sister, Elba Lovatt.
    • Nyack Garden Club at Pretty Penny

    • Gardens; Garden parties;
    • Nyack Garden Club members converse in the rose garden, on a path between the fish pond and the swimming pool at actress Helen Hayes' home, "Pretty Penny."
    • "Pretty Penny" by Edward Hopper

    • Paintings; Houses;
    • In 1939, Edward Hopper painted a picture of the house known as "Pretty Penny" for his neighbor, Helen Hayes. To raise money to save Hopper's birthplace, the Edward Hopper Preservation Foundation produced this stationery in 1985, noting that the...
    • 117 North Broadway, Nyack, NY

    • Architecture; Houses; Cupolas;
    • This bracketed house with a center cupola is similar in style to "Pretty Penny,"another mansion on North Broadway that was once owned by actress Helen Hayes. The mansard addition on the right reflects a later fashion. At one time, this house was...
    • Pretty Penny, 235 North Broadway, Nyack, NY

    • Architectural decorations & ornaments;
    • "Pretty Penny," the home of actress Helen Hayes MacArthur in 1984, was built around 1850 by Eli Gurnee. The horizontal lines of the house are augmented by single and double brackets and sawtooth detailing over the central, second story windows....
    • Pretty Penny

    • Houses;
    • John Scott photographed Edward Hopper's painting of "Pretty Penny." From the 1930s to the 1990s, this was the home of actress Helen Hayes.
    • Hegner's Cafe, Nyack, NY

    • Cafes; Storefronts;
    • Mrs. Marie Rommel wrote several notes on the back of this photograph. "This store was located about where Wagshall's Stationery Store is located now, a few stores up from Broadway on Main Street is Nyack. Perhaps the person will recognize herself...

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