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Hiram Halle Home Movies of Annual Barbecue for University in Exile at His Pound Ridge Estate 1935 – 1937

Collection, NS000801

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Home movies made at two properties owned by Hiram Halle in Pound Ridge, New York: his residence, known as the White House (current address is 221 Trinity Pass Road), and the Old Mill (now at 17 Salem Road), a property Halle had renovated and used for entertaining, and where he also housed his collection of American folk art.

In a letter of invitation to Albert Einstein, Halle described the affair as the “annual gathering at our home in Poundridge, Westchester County, where Dr. Alvin Johnson with the staff, professors and trustees of the 'University in Exile’ with their families come together for a pleasant day in the country at its most beautiful time to lunch on barbecued lamb in an old mill over a waterfall. This year [1938] it will be Saturday, October 8.” (Einstein declined the invitation, citing poor health.)

Source: Letters belonging to Peter H. Halle (Hiram’s great-nephew) and his sister, Titi Halle.


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Hiram J Halle

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