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    • John Bard, 1893

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    • Shown here at age 74, John Bard was a member of a distinguished family of doctors and educators. His grandfather and great-grandfather, Drs. Samuel and John Bard respectively, were preeminent physicians who practiced both in New York City and from...
    • "Homestead" Girls' Camp

    • Local history--New York (State); Tivoli (N.Y.)--History
    • Shown here as the girls dormitory known as "The Homestead", this house was later purchased and renovated by Saul Bellow. The house was subsequently purchased by Bard College for faculty housing (during which time it was known as "Bellows' House"),...
    • The moving of Gahagan House

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • Verso explains that Gahagan house is shown "en route on Annandale Road to its present location, south of Blithewood Gate House."
    • 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...
    • Gahagan House jacked up

    • Photographs; College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • Gahagan house is here shown jacked up for relocation from the Kline Commons terrace to its present location.
    • Stefan Hirsch in his studio

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; Artists' studios
    • Shown here at work in his studio, Stefan Hirsch was one of a number of emigre intellectuals at Bard who enriched the curriculum in the 1930s and 1940s, and provided a sound basis for the 'progressive' label that had come to be associated with a...
    • Thompson's Drug Store

    • Photographs; Group portraits; Drugstores;
    • Interior photograph of Thompson's Drug Store, located: Lower Main Street, Village of Chester. Shown are: Theadore A. J. Miller (in cap), Charlie Thompson (behind counter). Thompson's Store later became Clem & Daisy's general dry goods store. In...
    • FIRTHCLIFFE CLUB, Firthcliffe, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Clubs; Clubhouses; Dance; Leisure; Recreation; Sports & recreation facilities;
    • The owners of the Firth Carpet Company built the clubhouse for their employees. The first floor had a pool and billiard room and reading and card rooms. The second floor had a gym and dance floor. The basement had bowling alleys. In 1917 movie...
    • Dorothy Little Mitchell Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Motion pictures; Bandstands; Dance parties; Circuses & shows; Chautauquas;
    • Mrs. Mitchell described how the same movies were shown in the town and in the village on the same night of the weekend. They had runners to take the films back and forth between the town and the village. She remembered when plumbing and...
    • Gustafson Sisters Oral History Interview [Audio]

    • Families; Recreation; Clubs; Clubhouses; Teaching
    • Ethel and Thelma Gustafson's father came from Sweden to work for Mead and Taft. They first lived at the Cornwall Landing settlement and later lived on North Street in Cornwall. They talked a lot about school days and fun activities. They were most...
    • Assembling student chairs 1958

    • Photographs; Chairs; Men; Teachers
    • DCC faculty assembing students' chairs prior to the first day of classes. From left to right shown are: Dr. Lawrence Monaco, Mr. Rider, Richard Skimin, Robert T. Kreiling and Dr. Halsey.
    • Presentation of scholarship 1959

    • Photographs; Aerial photographs; Pearls; Cigarettes; Business & finance; Business people;
    • As taken from the back of the photo: "The sixth scholarship for a student attending Dutchess Community College was presented today by the Poughkeepsie Business and Professional Women's Club to Dr. James F. Hall, president of the College. The Club...
    • Leeds Bridge

    • Bridges; Street railroads
    • The arched stone bridge over the Catskill Creek in Leeds is shown with one of the trolley cars from the Catskill Electric Railway Company passing over it.
    • Public nursing

    • Nursing; Nurses; Physicians; Children; Women
    • Three women and their children are shown in what appears to be a waiting room. There is a nurse standing to the right of the door. A toddler is standing in a playpen.

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