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    • Ward Manor : William H. Matthews, ca. 1940

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    • William H. Matthews, Chairman of the Ward Manor Committee and Director of the Fresh Air Camps, sits among the trees and brush. Mr. Matthews was the founder of Ward Manor as a haven for elderly people and city children, with the financial backing of...
    • 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...
    • Dedication of Corti Memorial bench

    • Exedrae (Seating)
    • Harvey Fite presenting the bench given in memory of Dr. Louis Feloy Corti in June of 1948. At the time, the Bardian reported on the event, stating: " Dr. Corti was a teacher of the Romance Languages at the College from 1924 to 1941 and was loved...
    • 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...
    • "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"),...
    • Mr. Matthews on trumpet with "Bronco" Charlie Miller

    • Photographs
    • William Henry Matthews plays the trumpet, center, while "Bronco" Charlie Miller listens, at left. Bungalow Hill. William Matthews' scrapbook notes: "Bronco Charley Miller's "saga of the saddle" began in the 1860s when he began riding the Pony...
    • 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...
    • Observatory

    • Photographs; College buildings--New York (State); Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College;
    • The observatory was built in 1875, housing a telescope that was the gift of Mr. John Campbell of New York.
    • Entering the Blithewood Garden

    • Gardens;
    • Commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Zabriskie in 1903, the firm of Hoppin and Koen created plans for the formal garden at Blithewood. In this picture, spring flowers are visible, and the Robert Bassler ('57) sculpture "Seclusion" graces the center...
    • 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.
    • "Seclusion"

    • Sculpture, American--20th century;
    • This photograph of a sculpture entitled "Seclusion" was taken by the artist, Robert Bassler, class of 1957, shortly after her installation in the fountain at Blithewood garden. The sculpture was created as part of his senior project, and at the...
    • 1948 Poetry Conference

    • Bard College--History
    • Poetry Weekend at Bard. Left to right: Louise Bogan, William Carlos Williams, Jean Garrique, Lloyd Frankenberg, Elizabeth Bishop, Mr. Summers, Richard Wilbur, Richard Eberhart, Kenneth Rexroth, Robert Lowell.
    • Cedar Hill Cottage

    • Photographs; Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.);
    • Emily Olssen Bleeker lived at in Cedar Hill Cottage as a child when her father, the Rev. William Whittingham Olssen taught at St. Stephen's in the late 19th. century. Her recently published memoir 'A New York Lady' includes a passage about living...
    • 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...
    • Sketches for Panels 9 and 10,  Rhinebeck Post Office Mural

    • Mary Powell (Ship); Hudson River Day Line
    • Preliminary artist's sketch for Panels 9 and 10 of Rhinebeck Post Office Mural. Panel 9: "1865. A local family in Winter's Express is moving out West. In the foreground cutter sits Mr. DeLamater just made the first President of the First National...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Winter 1865

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--History; Winter--New York (State)--New York; Rhinecliff (N.Y.)--History;
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural Panel 9."A local family in Winter's Express is moving out West. In the foreground cutter sits Mr. DeLamater just made the first President of the First National Bank of Rhinebeck. The frozen river brings traffic to and...

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