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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...
    • John Bard

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Posing here as a young man, John Bard was born in 1819 to 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...
    • Donna Matthews and Jackie Lotocke

    • Swimming pools
    • Donna Matthews, left, with her childhood friend Jackie Latocke, (now Smith). During this time period, many if not most local children learned to swim in this pool. William Matthews' scrapbook has this description of the pool: "In 1939, a cement...
    • Mr. Matthews and Bruce Matthews

    • Fathers and sons
    • Director William Henry Matthews, left, with son Bruce Matthews. An Episcopal priest by training, William Matthews instead served people through social work and political advocacy. He was friends with William Ward of Ward Baking Company and in...
    • Students unravel a hose from Engine No. 1

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • One of the Student Fire Department's two engines. A pumping unit was purchased by the members and was moved around on a trailer until it was placed on this 1928 Ford fire truck.
    • Students chat as they prepare for practice

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • One of the Student Fire Department's two engines. A pumping unit was purchased by the members and was moved around on a trailer until it was placed on this 1928 Ford fire truck.
    • Students ride Engine No. 1 to practice

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • One of the Student Fire Department's two engines. A pumping unit was purchased by the members and was moved around on a trailer until it was placed on this 1928 Ford fire truck.
    • Mother and children at swimming pool

    • Swimming pools; Photographs;
    • Verso identifies Ellenor Matthews with her children Donna and Hank in the foreground, and Woody Klose on the lifeguard stand. "In the year 1939 a cement swimming pool took the place of the meadow pond where water supply was never sure. From early...
    • Blithewood exterior

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • This view of Blithewood from the southeast depicts the expanse of the building. After acquiring the property from Christian Zabriskie in 1951, Bard renamed the house 'Zabriskie Hall,' and used it primarily as a conference center until it was...
    • 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...
    • Chest X-Ray, the Gym

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; College students--New York (State);
    • Men stand shirtless in line, waiting to have chest x-rays taken by the machine in the left foreground. They each hold a card, perhaps for identification. The third man from the front is Harvey Fite who was a student at St. Stephens College until...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: 1780's Cornshucking Bee

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Local history--New York (State); Village communities
    • ". . . The boy who has found a red ear kisses the girl who brings the cider." ("Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office") Notice Dows's inclusion of a black slave laborer in lower right corner. Slavery officially persisted in New York State until 1799....
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: Sturgeon Fishing on the Hudson, 1870

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. : Town)--History--Pictorial works; Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc;
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural Panel 15. "1870-- William Meier (head of Hyde Park's caviar industry) pulls up an oversized sturgeon helped by Abe Atkins [an African American veteran who had fought in the Civil War as a member of Co. G of the 20th...
    • Sketch for Rhinebeck Post Office Mural : Cornshucking Bee

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Local history--New York (State); Village communities;
    • ". . . The boy who has found a red ear kisses the girl who brings the cider." ("Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office") Notice Dows's inclusion of a black slave laborer in lower right corner. Slavery officially persisted in New York State until 1799....
    • Reamer Kline

    • College presidents; Photography;
    • Reamer Kline was president of Bard College from 1960 until 1974. An Episcopal priest, his presidency was marked by civility, even during the most turbulent time in America's social history. In 1963 the college purchased the Ward Manor property,...
    • 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...
    • Rev. Thomas Richey

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. Richey was the second president of the college, presiding from 1861 to 1863. During his time the first catalogue was issued, Rev. Richey writing the curriculum presented. The curriculum was revised and extended later by President Fairbairn,...
    • Nan Wilkin

    • Portrait photographs; Banks;photographs
    • Photograph of young Nan Wilkin on Main Street in downtown Chester, with old Chester National Bank building in the background. She married Vince Gallo and operated Gallo's Cozy Corner Restaurant in West Chester for 26 years until her retirement in...

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