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    • A pamphlet detailing the grounds of the Ward Manor property and the mission of the founders of its elderly community and childrens' summer camps.
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    • A pamphlet detailing the grounds of the Ward Manor property and the mission of the founders of its elderly community and childrens' summer camps.
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    • Page two of a newspaper published by the Community Service Society (formerly the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor) about radio personality Wythe Williams' visit to Ward Manor in 1941.
    • John Bard, 1893

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    • Shown here at age 74, John Bard was a member of 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 City and from...
    • 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...
    • "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...
    • Hartzell Album, Page 1

    • Photograph albums; St. Stephen's College (Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.); College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)
    • Four photographs identified as (clockwise, from top left): "the K7X tennis court," "'Cecilia'(?) Bourne and Gar;" "'Bill' Alexander meditating on the Aldrich estate;" and "Ludlow and Willink Hall."
    • Gardener's Cottage

    • Photographs; Gothic revival (Architecture)--New York; Romanticism in architecture
    • Called variously the Gardener's Cottage or Gardener's Lodge, this building served as the gatehouse to the Donaldson estate, Blithewood. Though A.J. Davis is often credited as the architect, an 1845 article in an agricultural publication entitled...
    • "Bronco" Charlie

    • Photographs;
    • A photo of William H. Matthews and Bronco Charlie Miller seated on the grass of the Ward Manor estate.
    • Blithewood North Lawn

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • This photograph of the north lawn of Blithewood was probably taken soon after Bard College acquired the estate in November of 1951. At that time, and on the death of his mother, Christian Zabriskie donated (in exchange for $1) the property to...
    • 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...
    • Aerial View of Blithewood

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; College buildings--New York (State); Gardens;
    • An aerial view of the east bank of the Hudson River. In the center of the image are the mansion and the garden of Blithewood estate, surrounded by forests and fields.
    • Ward Manor Bus

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    • A Photo of William Matthews Jr. driving a bus designed to transport the elderly to Red Hook from the Ward Manor Estate
    • Blithewood Garden

    • Gardens;
    • Taken soon after the transfer of the Blithewood Estate to Bard College in 1951, this photograph depicts the garden with the formal shrubbery intended in the original 1903 Hoppin & Koen plan commissioned by Mrs. Andrew C. Zabriskie.
    • Horse and Buggy

    • Photographs; Horse-drawn vehicles;
    • William H. Matthews and his wife, Helen Benson Matthews are pictured riding on a horse-drawn carriage in one of the open areas on the Ward Manor Estate
    • "Zabriskie's Waterfalls"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College
    • In this image taken in the summer of 1945, the Zabriskie family still owned Blithewood and much of the land adjoining Bard College. As evidenced by this image labelled 'Zabrisky's (sic) Falls', a good deal of student trespassing transpired before...
    • Entrance to Blithewood

    • College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; Architecture, Georgian--New York (State);
    • Designed by Hoppin & Koen, Blithewood was built for Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Zabriskie, and completed ca. 1901. Their son, Christian Andrew Zabriskie, transferred the Blithewood Estate to Bard College in 1951 for one dollar.

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