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    • Beacon Theatre Scrap Metal Drive, ca. 1942, Port Washington, New York

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); War--economic aspects; World War, 1939-1945--Equipment and supplies; Theaters--Port Washington (N.Y.); Movies; Metalwork;
    • WWII civilian scrap metal drive results are gathered in front of the Beacon Theatre. Local residents responded to the slogan "Let's beat the 'pans' off the Nazis!" The Beacon Theatre was located at 116 Main Street, in the building later known as...
    • Beacon Service Station, Port Washington, ca. 1946

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Automobiles--Service stations; Tydol Service Station--Port Washington (N.Y.); Beacon Service Station--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Beacon Service Station, a Tydol station, was located at 122 Main Street, at the corner of Mackey Avenue and next door to the Beacon Theater. From 1938 to 1955, Associated Tide Water Oil Company operated Tydol Flying A stations on the East Coast and...
    • Memorial Day Parade

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Memorial Day; National holidays; Parades; New York (N.Y.)--Suburbs and environs; Suburban life;
    • 1942 Memorial Day Parade in Port Washington [NY] as it passes in front of the Beacon Theater on Main Street. The officers on the motorcycles are Paul McMitchell and Elmer Smith.
    • Charles Codman

    • Brentwood, NY - Pictorial Works
    • Charles A. Codman son of William P. Codman was born in 1828 on Beacon Hill, Boston, MA. His only education was the public school system. Many of the artist of his day started out apprenticing for a sign-maker. We can only guess that Codman trained...
    • Clamdigging Near Sands Point Light, 1890

    • Clam diggers--Village of Sands Point (N.Y.); Clamming; Labor--Port Washington (N.Y.); Sands Point Light--Village of Sands Point (N.Y.); Belmont estate Beacon Towers;
    • Clamdiggers gather clams at low tide along the Sands Point shoreline near the lighthouse, on property later owned by William Randolph Hearst. Located at the northern tip of the Sands Point peninsula, Sands Point Light and lighthouse date back to...
    • Road to Eaton’s Neck, Northport, L.I.

    • Asharoken (N.Y.); Eaton's Neck (N.Y.); Long Island Sound (N.Y. and Conn.); Roads -- New York State -- Asharoken;
    • Bluff Road was once a scenic carriage way along Long Island Sound on Eaton’s Neck. Now lost to erosion, it began across from today’s Bevin Road in Asharoken and ran north through Beacon Farm to the lighthouse.
    • Montauk Point Lighthouse c. 1920s

    • Lighthouses -- New York (State) -- Montauk -- History; Montauk Point (N.Y.) -- History; Montauk Lighthouse -- Montauk (N.Y.); Surf fishing -- Montauk (N.Y.); Historic Sites -- New York (State) -- Montauk
    • Postcard of the Montauk Point Lighthouse. Located on Turtle Hill, named Womponamon by the Montaukett Indians. Built in 1796, the light stood 297 feet from the edge of the cilff. The brown daymark was added in 1900. Originally the beacon was a...

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