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    • Bill Thomas' blacksmith shop.

    • Blacksmiths -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.) - Social life and customs; Melville (N.Y.) -- History
    • Black and white photograph showing Bill Thomas' blacksmith shop which stood until the mid-1950's at the corner of what is now Walt Whitman and Old Country Roads.
    • No. 4--Lower Part Village, Port Washington, L.I.

    • Waterfront--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Postcard image showing the Port Washington shoreline in 1905. After the 1898 arrival of the Long Island Rail Road, a resulting increase in the town's profile helped this emerging seaside resort area to prosper.
    • Locust Grove, ca. 1900

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manorhaven Village (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Social life and customs--Port Washington (N.Y.) Goodwins Sandbank--Port Washington (N.Y.); Sandbanks; Sand mines and mining; Recreation;
    • Artist's rendering of ca. 1900 Port Washington and neighboring Manhasset Bay Waterfront areas. Around the turn of the century Locust Grove flourished on the shores of what is now the village of Manorhaven.
    • Freeport Long Island Illustrated

    • Freeport (N.Y.)--History; Freeport--Social life and customs; Houses; Roosevelt (N.Y.)
    • This is a 64 page book published circa 1907. In the front of it is a picture of the Village President, Daniel Morrison who held that office between 1907 and 1910. There are many photographs of homes and businesses in Freeport and Roosevelt
    • Hazel Cocks on Bow of "Golden Rod," 1925

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Boats and boating; Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Motorboats; Waterfront--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Hazel Cocks, mother of Joan Matero, ready for boating on Manhasset Bay. Longtime Port Washington residents, the Cocks and Matero families were active in the community.
    • Theater-in-the-Round Newspaper Announcement, ca. 1955

    • Hunter's Town Dock Theater--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Waterfront activities--Port Washington (N.Y.); Theater-in-the-round; Arena theater;
    • Housed in a former boathouse owned by A & R Marshall Marine, Hunter's Town Dock Theater was founded by local Port Washington actors Philip and Ruth Hunter.
    • Warren and Dorothy Darress with Iceboat "I-C-Fun," 1991

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Boats and Boating; Iceboat I-C-Fun; Iceboating--Long Island (N.Y); Skeeter class iceboats; Yachts and yachting; Ice yachting;
    • Champion and renowned iceboating enthusiast Warren Darress and his wife Dorothy pose next to his low-rig C Class Skeeter Iceboat I-C-Fun. Darress wrote the iceboat racing rules adopted by the New England Ice Yachting Association.
    • Workers on the William Bourke Cockran Estate

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Labor--Sands Point (N.Y.); Household employees; Social conditions; Water sports; Leisure; Recreation;
    • Members of Gert Crampton Nicoll's family enjoying the summer on the William Bourke Cockran Estate in Sands Point, New York. Nicoll's father was superintendent of the estate from the 1890s to 1920.
    • Lions Club Boating Outing, ca. 1970

    • Lions Club--Port Washington (N.Y.); Men's Clubs; Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs;
    • Members of Port Washington Lions Club gather at the start of an annual end of the year boat ride. Founded in 1925, the group was known for its long span of charitable activity, including fundraising for research and creating Lions Field on Sandy...
    • Rumbelow Family Members on Guggenheim Wharf

    • Social life and customs--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Guggenheim Estate--Port Washington (N.Y.); Labor--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • "Blodwen, Megan, Russel, and Aunt Bet," at the Guggenheim Estate where Megan Rumbelow's father, Edmund, worked as a dairyman from 1939 to 1947.
    • Sands Point Bath Club

    • Clubs--Sands Point (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs;
    • Sands Point Bath [& Tennis] [and Racquet] Club, which burned down on March 12, 1986, was a landmark elite retreat on Long Island Sound with such members as financier Bernard Baruch, John Philip Sousa and W. Averell Harriman.
    • Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

    • United Nations -- New York (State) -- Lake Success; United Nations -- Economic and Social Council; Meetings; Lake Success, N.Y.
    • Black and white interior view of a meeting of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. This image was taken inside the temporary home of the United Nations (UN), on Marcus Avenue in Lake Success. That building was home to the United...
    • Duck Hunting on Manhasset Bay, ca. 1950

    • Hunting--Port Washington (N.Y.); Duck Hunting--Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shooting; Maritime traditions; Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs;
    • Legendary Port bayman Tom Kaelin (left) with New York State Game Warden Stanley Grom in front of Kaelin's hand-made duck blind. Kaelin, a life member of the Manhasset Bay Sportsmen's Club and 50-year member of Port Washington Volunteer Fire...
    • Sands Point Beach

    • Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Sands Point (N.Y.); Beaches--Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Sands Point Hotel--Sands Point (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs;
    • Old Sands Point Hotel, which burned down in 1893. The grounds of the hotel, which later served as a Naval Battalion encampment, boasted a shady grove and a steamboat landing.
    • Port Washington Yacht Club Promotional Flyer

    • Yacht Clubs--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington Yacht Club (N.Y.); Publicity--Yacht clubs; Posters; Yachts and yachting; Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs;
    • This early Port Washington Yacht Club event flyer highlights the expanding social activities of the club. Entertainment committees, a year-round bootlegger and various family functions were signs that the 1920s was a lively period at PWYC.
    • Montauk Boy Scouts, 1944

    • Boy Scouts of America; Montauk Point (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Civic Organizations; Volunteerism
    • Montauk Troop 136 front row left to right: Ed Pugh, Bill Lycke, Pete LeBlanc, Dick Darenberg, Alex Joyce, Unidentified, Bernard Farrell, and Edgar Grimes. Back row left to right: Scout Master Carleton Farrell, Colby Pilbro, Eddie Ecker, Bill...
    • Caleb Bragg at the Wheel of "Baby Bootlegger"

    • Boats and boating; Powerboat Baby Bootlegger; APBA Gold Cup Race; Yachts and yachting--Port Washington (N.Y.); Boat racing; Water sports; Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs;
    • World-famous yachtsman Caleb Bragg, left, with Otto Capra, at the wheel of his powerboat "Baby Bootlegger," pictured on the ramp at his airplane hanger. Located next door to the Purdy Boat Co. yard in Port, Bragg's hangar was a local landmark,...
    • Iceboating on Manhasset Bay, ca. 1905

    • Iceboating--Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Iceboats; Boats and boating; Ice yachting; Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Winter sports;
    • Iceboating in Manhasset Bay, then regularly topped by a 12" to 14" solid ice cover, was historically a favorite winter activity for Port Washington residents. In this photo, the original Manhasset Bay Yacht Club may be seen in the background.
    • Schneider General Store, circa 1920

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; General Stores -- New York (State) -- Melville; Schneider family.
    • Black and white photgraph showing the Schneider store before Walt Whitman Road was macadamized in 1925. In late summer, at a time when pickles became a popular treat, the roadway and grounds filled with pickle merchants from out of town who came to...
    • Melville Inn.

    • Hotels -- New York (State) -- Melville; Restaurants -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Bookman's Hotel.
    • Black and white photograph showing the Melville Inn circa 1910. It stood on the SW corner of Route 110 and Pinelawn Road. People came from miles around to attend parties and weddings and to eat at the fine dining room.
    • Schneider General Store, circa 1887

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; General Stores -- New York (State) -- Melville; Schneider family.
    • Black and white photograph showing the general store at Walt Whitman and Schneider Street. The store sold pots and pans, shoes, feed and groceries. It also housed the post office, barber shop, and the village telephone. A large pot-bellied stove...
    • Mr. Ryder of Ryder's Dock, 1903

    • Ryder's Dock--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Waterfront activities;
    • Among the bath houses dotting the Port Washington waterfront at the turn of the century were several owned by Ryder. They were located near Second and Third Avenues.
    • Schneider General Store

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; General Stores -- New York (State) -- Melville; Schneider family.
    • Black and white photograph showing the William Schneider store at the corner of Walt Whitman Road and Schneider Street. Dances, elections, and even wedding receptions were held in the room over the barn. Kerosene was stored in the open shed and...
    • Boats to Let At Ryder's Dock, 1903

    • Ryder's Dock--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Waterfront activities;
    • Along the Port Washington shoreline were a number of docks such as Ryder's, shown, and nearby Jenks Dock. Ryder's offered separate bathing facilities for men and women, as well as boat rentals.
    • Glaab's Hardware Store

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Stores, retail -- New York (State) - Melville.
    • Black and white photograph showing Glaab's, circa 1930 on Route 110. In addition to hardware, auto accessories, seeds, and its own greenhouse, it also had a gas pump, as many stores did at the time.
    • Woelfel's Restaurant.

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Restaurants -- New York (State) -- Melville; Woelfel's Restaurant.
    • Black and white photograph showing Woelfel's on Walt Whitman Road. In the 1930's it served "real home cooking" for lunch and dinner. In 2006 it is unrecognizable, but is now called Rosewood Inn.
    • Glaab's Produce Stand.

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Farm life -- New York (State) -- Melville; Glaab family.
    • Black and white photograph showing five of the eleven Glaab children in front of their summer vegetable stand, located just north of the family hardware store on Route 110.
    • May's Store.

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Stores, retail -- New York ( State) -- Melville; May's Candy Store.
    • Black and white photograph showing May's Store on the west side of Walt Whitman Road, circa 1920. The store sold candy, soda and gasoline.
    • Grading Old Walt Whitman Road

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Roads and roadways-- New York (State) -- Melville; Transportation -- New York (State) -- Melville.
    • Black and white photograph showing a rig with four horses pulling four men aboard an open cart fitted with a scraping blade located just front of the rear axle. Perhaps the extra load allowed a cleaner cut.
    • Rosie Herrmann's Luncheonette.

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Roadside restaurants -- New York (State) -- Melville; Herrmann Family.
    • Black and white photograph showing Rosie's popular snack bar circa 1930, located on the east side of the old Route 110, just about where Chef II stands in 2006.
    • Blacksmith Shop and field.

    • Melville (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs; Blacksmiths -- New York (State) -- Melville.
    • Black and white photograph showing Bill Thomas' Blacksmith shop and Miss Graeser, Charlie Kull and a third, unidentified girl sitting in a field across the street near the corner of Old Country and Walt Whitman Roads.
    • Spring Dance

    • Dance parties; Youth organizations; Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall
    • Souvenir journal of the Spring Dance sponsored by the A & B Youth Group of the Utopia Community Center of Roosevelt, NY. The event took place on Monday, April 7, 1958, at the V.F.W. Hall located at 404 North Main Street, in Freeport. The journal...
    • Port Washington Yacht Club, ca. 1910

    • Port Washington (N.Y.) Yacht Club; Yachts and yachting; Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Boats and boating; Yacht racing; Sailboats;
    • Clubhouse and club building as they appeared at the time the Cow Bay Skiff Club officially became the PWYC in 1910, at the club's original location. Bayview Colony was later developed in this location.

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