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    • The Air Line Ferry

    • Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)--History; Ferries; River boats--Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
    • In 1859, the "Air Line" began crossing the Hudson between Saugerties and Tivoli, NY.
    • Eleanor Roosevelt with Others

    • First ladies (United States)
    • Eleanor Roosevelt stands with Tivoli residents on the occasion of her Memorial Day speech at the Red Church. The woman on her right is Alice Bard, and the gentlemen on her left are veterans "Billy" Brown and George Woolsey, respectively.
    • Railroad Workers

    • Railroad construction workers
    • Twelve railroad workers pose in front of New York Central Lines railroad steam shovel.
    • Acorn Store

    • Automobiles; Village communities
    • This photograph depicts the Moore building as the home of 'Choinsky's 'Acorn Store.' The square tower visible in the earlier postcard is gone, and there appears to be a traffic light attached to the exterior of the building. Open awnings lend a...
    • Potts Hotel

    • Hotels
    • Caption on the back of the photo reads "First built in 1846 as a store at the corner of Montgomery St. and Broadway, this building was later changed to the Potts Hotel, owned by P.H. Morey. It then became the Elting's Store, and later an apartment...
    • Fite at Bat

    • Baseball
    • Harvey Fite displays excellent form at a ball game on campus. A young boy in the background is seemingly unimpressed.
    • Sculpture at Opus 40

    • Sculpture, American--20th century--Exhibitions; Sculpture, American--New York (State)
    • A stone figure kneels on a pedestal. Initially, Harvey Fite conceived of the landscape work as an outdoor sculpture garden to display individual pieces. In the early fifties, however, the landscape emerged as the dominant artwork, and individual...
    • "Flame" at Opus 40

    • Sculpture, American--New York (State); Sculpture, American--20th century
    • Fite's sculpture "Flame" stood at the center of his sculptural landscape prior to Fite's decision to replace this with the enormous uncarved monolith which stands on the site today.
    • Harvey Fite at Bard with faculty and students

    • Sculpture, American--20th century--Exhibitions
    • Photographed in the ground floor gallery of Orient Hall(destroyed by fire in April of 1959); several individuals are identified from left to right as follows: Else Rogo, William Frauenfelder, Tony Hecht, Harvey Fite, and Stefan Hirsch. Four...
    • Young housewives

    • Photographs
    • Young wives pose for a photo in front of one of the bungalows. One woman holds a bouquet of fresh peonies. William Matthews' scrapbook provides further description: "18 summer bungalows have been built on the property--completely furnished, these...
    • Engine No. 2 from above

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • One of the Student Fire Department's two engines, a 1 ton, 400 gallon water tank Ford equipped with 150 feet of hose.
    • Group photo of the members of the Student Fire Department

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • Members of the Department pose for a photo. That year, they were led by Walter Kaufman, Chief; Emmett O'Brien, Jr. '53, 1st Assistant Chief; and John E. Jolliffe '52, 2nd Assistant Chief. Originally founded by George Blackstone in 1942, the...
    • Students put out a fire

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • Two members of the Student Fire Department put out a fire as smoke fills the air.
    • Early fire equipment

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • An aerial shot of one of the first trucks used by the Student Fire Department with ladders and hoses loaded onto the attached 500 gallon pumping trailer. The pump was removed from the trailer and placed on a 1928 vintage fire truck in 1948.
    • 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.
    • Practice with the water tank truck

    • Fire departments; College students--New York (State)
    • Students practice extinguishing a fire. Practice commenced every Wednesday afternoon. In the foreground is the Fire Department's 1 ton, 400 gallon water tank Ford equipped with 150 feet of hose.

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