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    • 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...
    • Greybarns Recreation Room

    • Postcards
    • As described in William Matthews' scrapbook: "Greybarns, once the winter quarters of forty head of cattle--now a summer vacation place to fifty girls. They cook and eat down in the basement. They sleep where hay once [was stored].
    • Teenaged girl campers

    • Photographs
    • Young women campers dressed for multiple activities: they are wearing old fashioned girls' gym suits. Teenaged girls lived in the Greybarns.
    • 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."
    • Bungalow in the woods

    • Photographs
    • Although the name of this cottage has not survived, William Matthews' scrapbook is descriptive: "A group of cottages named after New York City Hotels...They are completely outfitted for housekeeping. vacationers go and keep house for themselves. ...
    • Children on horse

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' scrapbook caption reads: "Dick the horse always said o.k. when White House campers asked for a ride to the barn."
    • Young girl campers

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' describes this photograph in his scrapbook: "Here are 109 of the 1036 individuals who were welcomed at summer camps and Bungalow Hill over a three month period. Ten minutes before this picture was taken, these girls were romping...
    • Manor House

    • Photographs
    • The people in this picture are assembled for the annual picnic that provided a variety of entertainment and supper on the lawn.
    • Circus performance on Manor House lawn

    • Photographs
    • William Matthews' scrapbook provides context for this scene: "An all important event of the year is the annual picnic to which everyone is invited. It is a combination of circus stunts, dramatics, chorus singing etc. From mid-afternoon to evening...
    • 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...
    • Summer Bungalow

    • Photographs
    • Perhaps the Bungalow Pennsylvania. Families rented these cottages at a rate of five dollars per week. William Matthews' scrapbook describes Bungalow culture thus: "A group of cottages named after New York City Hotels...They are completely...
    • Ladies of the Manor House

    • Photographs
    • Dressed in obvious finery, these women are enjoying a meal on the lawn, perhaps for the annual picnic William Matthews describes as "an all important event of the year."
    • Tennis in front of the Greybarns

    • Photographs
    • Tennis courts with barn in the distance. The barn still exists and is the only remaining structure on the Tivoli Bays property. It was on these courts that Bruce Matthews, son of the Director William Matthews, met a young counselor named Ellinor...
    • 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...
    • Olin Dows' mural, Hyde Park Post Office Lobby

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.); Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. : Town)--History--Pictorial works; Art--Reproduction; Local history--New York (State); Village communities;
    • Interior of Hyde Park post office with view of Olin Dows' 1940 mural. Mural commissioned for Hyde Park, NY post office by WPA Section of Fine Arts Art in Public Buildings Program, photographed by C.B. Ross and Edward Campeau.
    • Olin Dows' mural,  Hyde Park Post Office Lobby

    • Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y. : Town)--History--Pictorial works; Art--Reproduction; Local history--New York (State); Village communities;
    • Interior of Hyde Park post office with view of 1940 mural. Mural commissioned for Hyde Park, NY post office by WPA Section of Fine Arts Art in Public Buildings Program, photographed by C.B. Ross and Edward Campeau.
    • Woven coverlet, ca. 1770

    • Coverlets; Woven textiles; Wool; Yarn; Linen; Plaid;
    • Warp: linen. Weft: wool; This may represent the earliest coverlet in the HHS collection. In this example two colors of wool yarn are used in the weft (filling) to create the design. In addition the linen warp yarns are used in groups and the size...
    • Topographic Map - Spy Hill

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    • This map depicts a hill on the east side of the Hudson River with two roads leading down to Fishkill Landing. Blunt's notation states the following: "About 1/4 mile from river at Fishkill Landing on highest point of land between the two roads...

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