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    • 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...
    • Driving down Friendship St.

    • Automobiles
    • Typed caption attached to photo reads: "This picture was taken in 1928 coming down Friendship from [sic] the old Tivoli post office. The buildings in the picture on the left were the "Farmers Hotel" and the horse sheds, both were torn down to make...
    • "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...
    • On the lawn in front of Ward Lea

    • Rivers--New York (State)--Dutchess Co.; Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.); Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
    • William Matthews' scrapbook describes Ward Lea in this way: "Overlooking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains [is] Ward Lea, a large farm house, used by young and middle aged persons for vacation and health restoration purposes."
    • 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 Soccer 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 a strong, though not undefeated soccer season for the boys at St. Stephen's: "At the opening of the season, Coach Leeke, in an informal talk to his squad of twenty-five men stressed three...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Plowing on the King's Highway, 1740

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Local history--New York (State); Village communities;
    • "A farmer living on the King's Highway stops plowing to chat with the new weekly Post Rider on his way from New York to Albany. Rhinebeck has always been one of the most important stops first on the Indian Trail to Fort Orange (Albany). Later the...
    • 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...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural. Some Rhinebeck Buildings

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Local history--New York (State)
    • Sixth Panel over Window in Rhinebeck Post Office. From "Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office:" "Some outstanding Rhinebeck buildings--Foreground from left to right:--The School, designed and built in 1869 by Peter M. Fulton, burned in 1939; The...
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural: The Bard-Hosack Farm, 1790

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.;
    • Hyde Park Post Office Mural Panel 7. From "Murals in the Hyde Park Post Office": "The Bard Hosack Farm with the Red House (built 1764 by Dr. John Bard, located north of St. James Church, model for the present Post Office). Merino sheep imported to...
    • Rev. William Cunningham Rodgers

    • College presidents; Photography; Priests--United States;
    • Rev. William Cunningham Rodgers was the sixth president of the college, serving from 1909 to 1919. In 1910 Rev. Rodgers changed the title of warden to president. Under Rodgers the campus was modernized; electricity, a sewage system and central...
    • Decorator from Brooklyn in Downtown Chester

    • Photographs; Villages; Railroad signal towers; Carts & wagons;
    • Photograph taken in downtown Chester, looking towards the depot, of a man standing next to buggy labeled" “Decorator, 305 B,Way, Brooklyn.” In background, Erie freight cars, Borden's milk depot and the Railroad control tower can be seen.
    • Decorated carriage on Elm Street

    • Photographs; Parades & processions; Villages; Carriages & coaches;
    • Decorated carriage on Elm Street with boy following, apparently coming from or on the way to a parade. Note: They are pointed away from Main Street, in front of what is known, in 2006, as #5 Elm Street.
    • Decoration Day gathering at Brook Farm

    • Photographs; Group portraits; Farms; Soldiers; Guides & scouts;
    • Panoramic photograph with Brook Farm buildings in background. From May Murray's diary: Wednesday, May 30, 1917 "On the way back from the cemetery, the parade went up to Brook Farm and had pictures taken - firemen - soldiers - Boy Scouts -...
    • S.S. Samhorn christening bottle & casket

    • Liberty ships; Ships; Launchings;
    • Within this presentation casket is the bottle, wrapped in bunting, that Josephine Board Johnson of Chester christened the Liberty Ship "S.S. Samhorn" at her launch from way number two of Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation in Savannah, Georgia,...
    • Business Student 1968

    • Photographs; Students; Business education;
    • A young woman catches up on her business reading in this 1968 photograph. The titles listed are: The Surest Way to a Sale, Management Organization and Practice, Accounting, Personal Selling, Law and Business, and Risk Management and Insurance.

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