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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...
    • Lawn at Annandale, Thanksgiving 1888

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • This photograph of the lawn at Annandale is dated Thanksgiving, November 29, 1888. Margaret Bard had been dead many years, and John Bard was remarried to Annie Belcher with whom he had a daughter, Marjorie. Annandale was a financial burden, and...
    • Sketch for Panels 1a-c, Rhinebeck Post Office Mural

    • Half Moon (Ship); Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--History; Palatines--New York (State); Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town), Local history--New York (State); Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--History;
    • From "Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office:" Panel 1(a): Some time between September 12 and 20 Henry Hudson's "Half Moon" may have anchored near Rhinecliff. A sailor chopping a tree is watched by Indians" who have burned a tree around its base....
    • "Hambourg Fish Wives"

    • Marketplaces; Hamburg-Altona (Hamburg, Germany)--Pictorial works.
    • Photograph of Dows oil painting of women fishsellers. Four heavyset women gathered around a table on which lies a serrated knife. Basket of fish in lower left-hand corner. Dows spent time in Germany during the 1930's, visiting his sister Margaret,...
    • Ed Gerlack oral history interview

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    • Retired IBMer. Management. Ed left GE and started working at IBM in the early 1950s working second shift on typewriters. Before his interview, he went into the city of Poughkeepsie to buy a new suit. Not having a car, Ed hitchhiked to IBM. Ed lived...
    • 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...
    • Vikki Hanast oral history interview

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    • Retired IBMer. Program Director. Vikki spent 30 years with IBM. She remembers Mr. Gerstner coming to the Kingston Plant and being asked if the rumors were true that the plant was closing. Mr. Gerstner said the rumors were not true but the plant...
    • McAfee and former Tiffany Residence

    • Mansions; Parks; Houses;
    • One of the two former Tiffany yellow-stone mansions built in 1866. Both mansions face a circular drive; the residence pictured faces the Hudson River, West of Broadway in Irvington, New York. Louis Comfort Tiffany spent childhood summers on this...
    • Tom George

    • Photographs; Portraits; Artists;
    • Tom George is a Valley Cottage artist, and also Rube Goldberg's son. He lived in Heaton house, which was originally the De Baun house. He converted the Campbell barn into his studio. Tom George was born in 1918, graduated from Dartmouth and...
    • Unit 01-Harcourt's Childhood

    • Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; War; Consumer rationing; Segregation; Racism;
    • Mr Dodds is an Attorney who has lived in New Rochelle with his wife and three children. He is an Assistant District Attorney for Kings County, Brooklyn. He graduated from Dartmouth and then went to Yale Law School. Both of his parents were...
    • Unit 05-Working and Living in Africa

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    • Visiting West Africa allowed him to recognize racial issues within the United States including racial segregation, and racial issues like those in Little Rock, Arkansas. This helped him to become more aware of the Civil Rights movement of the...
    • R. Harcourt Dodds oral history interview [audio]

    • Immigrants; Emigration & immigration; Ethnic groups; Minorities; Racism; Education; Cultural relations; Civil rights; Human rights; Social justice
    • R. Harcourt Dodds, a long time resident of New Rochelle, NY and an accomplished individual who spent many years working as District Attorney in New York City, talks about his African-American heritage, growing up in Harlem, being one of the first...
    • Valencia Unit 03- Social Conscience within Mexican American Community

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship; Religion; Catholicism;
    • He mentions that he is a big fan of classical music, as well as Mariacchi. He notes that while living in New Rochelle, he spent much of his free time helping other immigrants deal with issues that were specific to their demographic (other recent...
    • Antonio Valencia oral history interview [audio]

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic neighborhoods; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship;
    • Antonio Valencia is considered to be the 'grandfather' of Mexican immigrants in the lower Westchester County region of New Rochelle, NY; he was the first known Mexican immigrant to settle in New Rochelle. He spent the next several decades not only...
    • Unit 01-George Astrove's Family History

    • Emigration & immigration; English language; World War, 1914-1918--Veterans; Textile industry; Business & finance; Family; Ethnic groups; Judaism;
    • He was born in Manhattan and lived in the Bronx, NY until he was five. His family moved to New Rochelle in 1935. He grew up in the Glenwood Lake area of New Rochelle (the Webster School neighborhood). He describes his neighborhood as "the...

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