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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • A Brief History of Tivoli

    • Tivoli (N.Y.)--History; Local history--New York (State); Tivoli (N.Y.)--History
    • This pamphlet outlines a brief history of the village of Tivoli, focusing on the buildings, businesses, and townspeople that have comprised it. It should be noted that 'A Brief History of Tivoli' contains significant errors, augmented through time...
    • "Homestead" Girls' Camp

    • Local history--New York (State); Tivoli (N.Y.)--History
    • Shown here as the girls dormitory known as "The Homestead", this house was later purchased and renovated by Saul Bellow. The house was subsequently purchased by Bard College for faculty housing (during which time it was known as "Bellows' House"),...
    • 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...
    • Tivoli Revisited

    • Tivoli (N.Y.)--History; Local history--New York (State); Local history pamphlets
    • This well researched and readable pamphlet has become a standard reference work for anyone interested in Tivoli's history.
    • Rhinebeck Post Office: Incidents Connected with "Ferncliff"

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Local history--New York (State); Village communities; Mary Powell (Ship)
    • "Incidents connected with "Ferncliff." It was bought by William Astor in 1858, the present house being built in 1860 from plans by Griffith Thomas. The grounds were laid out by Charles Augustus Ehlers and his son Louis, who is seen above the bridge...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: 1780's Cornshucking Bee

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Local history--New York (State); Village communities
    • ". . . The boy who has found a red ear kisses the girl who brings the cider." ("Murals in the Rhinebeck Post Office") Notice Dows's inclusion of a black slave laborer in lower right corner. Slavery officially persisted in New York State until 1799....
    • View of Rhinebeck Post Office Lobby

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--History; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Local history--New York (State); Art--Reproduction; Local history--New York (State); Village communities
    • View of Rhinebeck Post Office mural (created 1940). Mural commissioned for Rhinebeck, NY post office by WPA Section of Fine Arts Art in Public Buildings Program, photographed by C.B. Ross and Edward Campeau.
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Landsman's Kill, 1730

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Village communities; Local history--New York (State);
    • "Mill and swimming hole on Landsman's Kill, a free interpretation of the present Van Steenburgh site, first Morgan Lewis' mill. The oldest mill was built in 1710 by William Traphagen for Henry Beekman where the Kill runs into Vandenburgh Cove. The...
    • 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...
    • View of Rhinebeck Post Office Lobby (Three of three)

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--History.; Art--Reproduction; Local history--New York (State); Village communities;
    • View of Rhinebeck Post Office mural (created 1940). Mural commissioned for Rhinebeck, 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.); 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.

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