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    • Ward Manor : Greybarns

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    • One of four camps for girls and a converted cattle barn, once standing on the northern part of the Ward Manor property. Campers hang from the windows.
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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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    • 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.
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    • Page three 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.
    • Ward Manor : little girls at White House

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    • Little girls frolick in the fields around White House, one of the four camps for girls on Ward Manor. Girls ages 7 to 9 stayed at White House, which lay near Grey Barns, another girls' camp, on the property.
    • 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...
    • Watts De Peyster Industrial Home and School

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • Despite the title of the postcard, this building was never home to John Watts De Peyster, who lived at Rose Hill in Tivoli. Originally built under the direction of James Starr Clark with funds provided by John and Margaret Bard, this school had...
    • Watts de Peyster Industrial Home for Girls

    • Boarding schools--United States
    • A group of resident girls can be seen standing in front of the De Peyster Industrial School and Home on a foggy day. No photographs remain from the days of its existence as the Trinity School and Home for boys under the direction of James Starr...
    • Francis C. Post ...with girls living at the Home, 1910

    • Girls; Boarding school students
    • Francis C. Post stands with some of the girls from the Watts de Peyster Home, formerly the Trinity School and Home. Mr. Post was superintendent of the farm from 1899 to 1910. At his death in December of 1910, a newspaper clipping read: "He was...
    • Girl in front of Le Chateau de Tivoli

    • Girls
    • The little girl in this picture is Jane Osterhoudt, seated on a wall in front of Le Chateau de Tivoli. The Chateau was built in 1795 by Peter de Labegarre who died in 1807 penniless in New Orleans.
    • Marjorie Bard

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    • In this photograph, Marjorie Bard is four years old. She is John Bard's fourth daughter and the only child of his marriage to Annie Belcher in 1876.
    • "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"),...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...

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