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    • Albee Dormitory, 1934

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • Six male students socialize outside of Albee. Vines have started up half of the building.
    • China Doll Head

    • China dolls
    • This doll head was found ca. 1975 behind the site of the former Trinity School and Home, later called the Watts de Peyster Home for Girls. During the early decades of the 20th century it was customary for villagers to dump trash along the banks of...
    • A Brief History of Tivoli

    • Tivoli (N.Y.)--History; Local history--New York (State); Tivoli (N.Y.)--History
    • This pamphlet outlines a brief history of the village of Tivoli, focusing on the buildings, businesses, and townspeople that have comprised it. It should be noted that 'A Brief History of Tivoli' contains significant errors, augmented through time...
    • "The House on the Rock"

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    • The structure in the foreground, sometimes referred to as the 'Stone Jug,' was the first dormitory on campus. An article in a February 1897 issue of the St. Stephen's Messenger notes the following: "In this house lived the few students, who at...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Dr. Eberstadt (Ferdinand) - Convention

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College
    • President Edward Fuller, left, looks up at the speaker, Ferdinand Eberstadt at a foreign policy convention held at Bard. Dr. Eberstadt's lecture concerned what came to be known as the 'Eberstadt Report,' identifying a lack of coordination between...
    • 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...
    • St. Stephen's Basketball Team

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College students--New York (State)
    • The December 7, 1933 issue of "The Lyre Tree" reported the start of the upcoming basketball season this way: "The St. Stephen's basket-ball team makes its first start of the current season this Friady night when the Drew University five comes to...
    • St. Stephen's Ceremonial Graduation Walk from the Early 20th Centry

    • St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College graduates; College students--New York (State); Bard College--History;
    • A St. Stephen's Graduating class of the early 20th century marches up "The Elm Walk," strung with hanging American flags. They wear caps and gowns in the academic procession, part of the traditional commencement ceremony.
    • Rhinebeck Post Office: Incidents Connected with "Ferncliff"

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Local history--New York (State); Village communities; Mary Powell (Ship)
    • "Incidents connected with "Ferncliff." It was bought by William Astor in 1858, the present house being built in 1860 from plans by Griffith Thomas. The grounds were laid out by Charles Augustus Ehlers and his son Louis, who is seen above the bridge...
    • 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 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....
    • Sketches for Panels 9 and 10,  Rhinebeck Post Office Mural

    • Mary Powell (Ship); Hudson River Day Line
    • Preliminary artist's sketch for Panels 9 and 10 of Rhinebeck Post Office Mural. Panel 9: "1865. A local family in Winter's Express is moving out West. In the foreground cutter sits Mr. DeLamater just made the first President of the First National...
    • Olin Dows Wall-painting in Private Bathroom

    • Interior decoration--20th century
    • Photograph of wall-painting of riverfront landscape with stylized trees and depictions of human activity. Painting is displayed on walls of ornately-decorated bathroom. In the 1930's, correspondence between Dows and his sister Margaret Thyberg...
    • Olin Dows Wall-painting in Private Bathroom

    • Interior decoration--20th century
    • Photograph of wall-painting of riverfront landscape with stylized trees and depictions of human activity. Painting is displayed on walls of ornately-decorated bathroom. In the 1930's, correspondence between Dows and his sister Margaret Thyberg...
    • Olin Dows Wall-painting in Private Bathroom

    • Interior decoration--20th century
    • Photograph of wall-painting of riverfront landscape with stylized trees and depictions of human activity. Painting is displayed on walls of ornately-decorated bathroom. In the 1930's, correspondence between Dows and his sister Margaret Thyberg...

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