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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...
    • Rev. James Starr Clark

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Photographed here as a distinguished older man, James Starr Clark was a pivotal figure in the 19th century history of Tivoli. Arriving at Annandale in the early 1850's as a tutor to the Bard children, he lived with the family for two years, during...
    • William Bard, son of John Bard

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Willie Bard stands for a formal portrait. The only son of Margaret Johnston Bard and John Bard, his death in 1868 plunged the family into such grief that removal from Annandale to Europe seemed the only course. A small white stone was installed...
    • Trinity Church, Tivoli. Chapel and schoolrooms

    • Church buildings; School buildings
    • Trinity Church and School was built with money provided by John and Margaret Bard under the direction and guidance of James Starr Clark. School rooms were located on the ground floor with the church above. In this early, undated photo, the size...
    • Margaret Clark Sumner Manuscript

    • Biography
    • Unpublished typewritten manuscript written by the daughter of James Starr Clark. The document details his life and work in Annandale and Tivoli (then known alternately as Myersville or Madalin) from the mid to late nineteenth century.
    • 'Missionary of Annandale' letter

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    • A letter to James Starr Clark informing him that he had been elected to the position of Missionary of Annandale in 1854. This provided an official title and stipend to Clark for the work that he had already undertaken with the financial support of...
    • 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...
    • James Starr Clark

    • Portrait photography--United States
    • Pictured here as a young man, James Starr Clark came to Annandale in the 1850's as a tutor to the Bard children. He lived with the family for two years, during which time he developed a close, trusting relationship with the family. Hard working...
    • 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...
    • Hudson Valley Sculptors

    • Sculpture, American--20th century--Exhibitions; Sculpture, American--New York (State)
    • Photographed in the ground floor gallery at Orient Hall (since destroyed by fire), this photograph depicts an exhibit of work by regional artists.
    • Bard Gallery #2

    • Sculpture, American--20th century--Exhibitions; Sculpture, American--New York (State)
    • Photographed in the ground floor gallery of Orient Hall (since destroyed by fire), this photograph depicts another angle of an exhibit of sculpture by regional artists.
    • Newspaper Article on Opus 40

    • Sculpture, American--20th century
    • Harvey Fite and Opus 40 were the subjects of many articles during Fite's lifetime. This one, from a local paper, summarizes Fite's life and career as he balanced his time between Bard and Opus 40.
    • Harvey Fite  exhibit poster, 1969

    • Sculpture, American--20th century; Sculpture--Exhibitions
    • This poster advertises an exhibit of Harvey Fite's work held at Procter Art Center June 19-25, 1969. The show's opening was scheduled to coincide with a retirement party held in Fite's honor. In this aerial photograph, the full outline of Opus 40...
    • Harvey Fite article in the Bardian

    • Sculpture, American--20th century
    • This remembrance represents a concise biography of Harvey Fite and includes the memories of some of the faculty and students who worked with him. Responses to this article, in the form of letters to the editor of the Bardian, are included on the...
    • Samuel Bard to Dr. John Bard, November 28, 1761

    • Manuscripts; United States--History--French and Indian War, 1755-1763
    • This letter was written by nineteen year old Samuel to his father Dr. John Bard. Samuel's ship was captured by the French as he sailed to England to pursue his medical education. Kept as a prisoner of war in the south of France, Samuel later...

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