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    • Blessing of the fleet, Montauk, circa late 1950's

    • Montauk (NY) -- Social life and customs; Rites & ceremonies; Boats; Catholics -- United States -- Social life and customs
    • The blessing of boats started in Montauk around 1955. After the rites of the blessing are performed, wreaths are dropped in the water in memory of fishermen who passed away during the previous year.
    • Montauk Beach Advertisement, 1929

    • Tourism -- New York (State) -- Montauk; Public Relations; Montauk Point (NY) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works; Ephemera -- 1910-1030
    • Montauk Beach Development Corporation advertisement in Town & Country, Hotel and Travel Service section, September 1, 1929. Page 107
    • Montauk  beach cabanas and beachgoers, 1928

    • Beaches -- New York (State) -- Montauk -- 1920-1930; Cabanas. Atlantic Ocean. Montauk (NY) -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works
    • The Montauk Beach Development Corporation built cabanas on the beach at Montauk for the convenience of those staying at the Montauk Manor.
    • 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...
    • Plane landing on Montauk Downs Golf Course, 1928

    • Promotion of Special Events; Golf Courses -- New York (State) -- Long Island; Montauk (NY)
    • Crowd gathers to observe a biplane landing on the golf course. As reported in Golf Illustrated in 1929, A player in a Amateur-Professional Tournament was anxious to retain his place in the event and landed on the starting tee.
    • Aero Car, 1927

    • Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930; Automobile industry 1920-1930; Automobile industry and trade -- Technological innovations; Transportation
    • Carl Fisher's Aero car in front of the Montauk Manor. Designed by Glenn Curtiss as a vacation trailer. The car is hooked onto a Hudson Light Runabout.
    • Party aboard a yacht in Montauk, 1928

    • Atterbury, William Wallace (1866-1935); Yachts -- 1920-1930; Yachting -- New York (State) -- Long Island; Boats; Montauk (NY)
    • An elegantly dressed group including General William Wallace Atterbury enjoying a day of yachting at the Montauk Yacht Club in Lake Montauk, 1928. Note the saddle and rug.
    • Montauk Fire House, Members, 1954

    • Fire Departments. Civic Organizations. Volunteerism.
    • Seen in front of the converted Montauk School are two 1939 fire trucks and a 1954 fire truck. Members in the front row from left to right: Howie Carroll, Sr., Ronnie Paon, Gus Pitts, Ralph Pitts, John Schultzel, Ernie Briand, Bill Ostertag, Charlie...
    • Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Montauk, 1963

    • Saint Patrick's Day. Parades -- New York (State) -- Montauk; Fire Departments. Civic Organizations
    • Montauk boys and dog follow the Montauk Fire Department truck no. 1 along the parade route. Note the parade route then was opposite of what it is today.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Plowing Potatoes

    • Agriculture -- New York (State) -- Melville -- 1920-1930; New York (State) -- Melville -- Social Life and Customs.
    • Black and White photograph showing Mr. Titus plowing his field with horse and wooden plow, circa 1930. This farm was located on Walt Whitman Road and the homestead remains in 2006.
    • Potatoes for Market

    • Agriculture -- New York (State) -- Melville -- 1920-1930; New York (State) -- Melville -- Social Life and Customs.
    • Black and white photograph of a 1953 Chevrolet truck loaded with sacks of potatoes ready for the market.
    • Early Years in Brookhaven Town 1962

    • Brookhaven (N.Y. : Town); Indigenous peoples; Coram (N.Y.); Middle Island (N.Y.); Stores & shops; Churches; Railroad stations; Yaphank (N.Y.); Mills; Historic buildings; Spying; Revolutionary War, American, 1775-1783; Advertising; Lumber industry;
    • 36 page pamphlet, 14 cm x 22 cm including text and images, plus front and back covers.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Cutting ice on Tuthill Pond, Montauk, 1930

    • Ice industry -- New York (State) -- Montauk; Ponds -- New York (State) -- Montauk; Tuthill Pond (Montauk N. Y.)
    • Sepia photograph of cutting ice on Tuthill Pond, Montauk, 1930. large house on the hill was the home of Benjamin Tuthill, son of Captain Edwin Tuthill, presently the Mallard Inn.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Ann Todd Cuffee

    • Photographs; Photos; People; Indians of North America; Women; Long Island
    • Caption on back of photograph reads: This is a very clear photo of Ann Todd Cuffee who was the sister of Christopher Cuffee Sr., and Amelia Halsey. Her mother was Louisa Cotton Cuffee. Like other Long Island Indians of the period, around the late...


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