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    • Greetings from Great Neck

    • Postcards -- New York (State) -- Great Neck; State Seals; Kings Point, N.Y.; Great Neck, N.Y.
    • Compound image showing the Great Seal of the State of New York, and eight postcard fronts produced by the Franz Huld Company of New York. Postcard fronts shown on this card include, from top left, clockwise: "View from L. I. Sound" (image on ...
    • 683 to 723 (odd numbered) Middle Neck Road

    • Middle Neck Shoe Repair Shop (Great Neck, N.Y.); Great Neck Cleaners and Laundry (Great Neck, N.Y.); Hicks Lane (Great Neck, N.Y.); Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.)
    • Black and white image, taken facing southeast, of buildings on Middle Neck Road, between 683 and 723 Middle Neck Road. Image was taken from the west side of Middle Neck Road, approximately from in front of 734 Middle Neck Road. Image shows...
    • 555 Middle Neck Road

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    • Black and white image of a postcard front, gnlpc0095. Image shows the Fire Hall at 555 Middle Neck Road, belonging to the Alert Engine, Hook, Ladder and Hose Co., No. 1. The building in this image likely dates from the early 1900's, probably after...
    • High School, Great Neck, Long Island, N. Y. (II)

    • Great Neck High School (Great Neck, N.Y.); Brokaw Lane (Great Neck, N.Y.); Polo Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Nirvana Avenue (Great Neck, N.Y.)
    • Black and white image of the Great Neck High School, now the John L. Miller Great Neck North High School, at 35 Polo Road. Image shows the rotary in front of the High School where Polo Road, Nirvana Avenue, and Brokaw Lane intersect. Image was...
    • High School, Great Neck, Long Island, N. Y. (I)

    • Great Neck High School (Great Neck, N.Y.); Schools -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Polo Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Nirvana Avenue (Great Neck, N.Y.)
    • Black and white image of the Great Neck High School, now the John L. Miller Great Neck North High School. Image shows where Nirvana Avenue and Brokaw Lane intersect, at 35 Polo Road. Image was taken facing West, from Nirvana Avenue. Pedestrians can...
    • Beverly Road

    • Beverly Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Deering Lane (Great Neck, N.Y.); Real Estate Development -- New York (State) -- Great Neck; Kensington, N.Y.
    • Black and white image of what is now Beverly Road in the Village of Kensington. Image was taken before much of the major subdivision and land development in the Kensington area took place. This street had previously been known as Deering Lane....
    • 509 to 559 Middle Neck Road, opposite  Brokaw Lane

    • Alert Engine, Hook, Ladder and Hose Co., No. 1 (Great Neck, N.Y.); McDonnell's Café (Great Neck, N.Y.); Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Commercial Buildings -- Great Neck (N.Y.)
    • Black and white image of Middle Neck Road, taken from the southwest corner of Brokaw Lane, facing east. Establishments shown in this image include the Nassau McGowan hardware store, The Velvet Daisy, Biljana from Vienna, the Alert fire house, and...
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    • Black and white image of a May 1923 Hearst's International magazine cover showing an image of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) and Zelda Fitzgerald (1900 - 1948). The Fitzgeralds rented a home at 6 Gateway Drive in Great Neck Estates from October...
    • High School, Great Neck, Long Island, N. Y.

    • Great Neck High School (Great Neck, N.Y.); Schools -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Polo Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Nirvana Avenue (Great Neck, N.Y.)
    • The Great Neck Library's copy of this image is a facsimile, a photo of the card front, not an actual postcard. Black and white (sepia toned) image of the Great Neck High School, now the John L. Miller Great Neck North High School. Image shows where...
    • Middle Neck Road, intersection of Grace Avenue

    • Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Grace Avenue (Great Neck, N.Y.); Parades; Commercial streets -- Great Neck (N.Y.)
    • Black and white view of a parade on a paved Middle Neck Road, near the intersection of Grace Avenue. Automobiles, a marching band, parade watchers, and storefronts can be seen in the image. The event captured in this image has been identified as...
    • 160 Steamboat Road

    • John Britton Homeward Hotel (Great Neck, N.Y.); Steamboat Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Hotels -- New York (State) -- Great Neck; Great Neck, N.Y.
    • Black and white image of the John Britton Homeward Hotel, which also housed a saloon. Sign below hotel sign reads, "Federal Brew'g Co. Lager Beer." The property in this image was later the home of Kings Point Indoor Tennis, west of Potters Lane on...
    • gnlP0006

    • Allen, John - Homes and Haunts; Allen, Margaretta - Homes and Haunts; Little Neck Bay; Great Neck Estates, N. Y.
    • Image on printed material. Image shows a home overlooking the water. Home in image was owned by Johnny and Margaretta Allen. Caption reads, "Old Homestead - Great Neck Estates." Image is very similar to the one in gnlP0049.
    • gnlP0014

    • Country homes -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Docks -- New York (State) -- Great Neck; Great Neck, N.Y.
    • The Great Neck Library's information on the homes shown in this image conflicts with what has been asserted by other sources. Others contend that the home with awnings on the left of this image was the residence of William Slocum Barstow and...
    • gnlP0016

    • Gardens -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Ponds -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Great Neck, N.Y.
    • Black and white image of a pond, gardens and a tower. A postcard in the Great Neck Library collection (gnlpc0130) contains this same image, and identifies the location as the "Nichols' Place." Several people named Nichols had lived in different...
    • West side of Middle Neck Road near Clover Drive

    • Idylhurst (Estate) -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Country homes -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Windmills -- New York (State) -- Great Neck; Great Neck Estates, N.Y.
    • Black and white image, printed on paper, of the home and estate known as Idylhurst, which may have been owned by the Cook family, the Ryan family, the Phillips family, and Raymond Hitchcock, a noted Broadway writer / performer / producer. This...
    • gnlP0049

    • Allen, John -- Homes and Haunts; Allen, Margaretta - Homes and Haunts; Little Neck Bay; Great Neck Estates, N.Y.
    • Sepia toned laminated image on printed material. Image shows the home of Johnny and Margaretta Allen, overlooking Little Neck Bay. Caption reads, "Old Homestead - Great Neck Estates." Image is very similar to the one in gnlP0006. Item was produced...
    • Middle Neck Road, at the intersection of Old Mill Road / Piccadilly Road

    • Service Stations -- New York (State) -- Great Neck; Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Old Mill Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Piccadilly Road (Great Neck, N.Y.)
    • Black and white image, taken facing northeast, of the intersection of Middle Neck Road and Old Mill Road / Piccadilly Road. Image shows the "Wedding Cake Building" that once housed the Mitchell Dance Studio and the Texaco Towers Service Station....
    • 579 and 581 Middle Neck Road

    • J. Charles Frank and Son Plumbing and Heating Contractors (Great Neck, N.Y.); Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Commercial Buildings -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Great Neck, N.Y.
    • Black and white image, taken facing east, of 579 and 581 Middle Neck Road, buildings that had once been private homes, but had become mixed use buildings as of the taking of this image in 1977. Among other occupants, 581 Middle Neck Road housed J....
    • 581 to 591 (odd numbered) Middle Neck Road

    • Mandy's Delicatessen (Great Neck, N.Y.); Glass Crafters (Great Neck, N.Y.); Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Commercial Buildings -- Great Neck (N.Y.)
    • Black and white image, taken facing east, of commercial buildings on Middle Neck Road, opposite the Saint Aloysius Church. Establishments shown in this image include Arline Interiors, Mandy's Delicatessen, and Glass Crafters. As of December 2008,...
    • Intersection of Middle Neck Road and Beach Road

    • George V. Bullen and Son (Great Neck, N.Y.); Gilliar and Gilliar Pharmacists (Great Neck, N.Y.); Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Commercial Buildings -- Great Neck (N.Y.)
    • Black and white image, taken facing southeast, of the intersection of Middle Neck Road and Beach Road. Image shows odd numbered addresses on Middle Neck Road from 607 to 625. Establishments shown in this image include Nassau Radio and Television...
    • Intersection of Middle Neck Road and Fairview Avenue

    • John Papas Unlimited (Great Neck, N.Y.); Fairview Avenue (Great Neck, N.Y.); Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Commercial Buildings -- Great Neck (N.Y.)
    • Black and white image, taken facing northeast, of the intersection of Middle Neck Road and Fairview Avenue. Image shows odd numbered addresses on Middle Neck road from 607 to 625. Establishments shown in this image include Nassau Radio and...
    • 540 to 607 (odd and even numbered) Middle Neck Road

    • Nassau Radio and Television Company (Great Neck, N.Y.); Bachet Designers Clothes (Great Neck, N.Y.); Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Commercial Buildings -- Great Neck (N.Y.)
    • Black and white image, taken facing southeast, of Middle Neck Road and commercial buildings on it. Establishments shown in this image include Nassau Radio and Television Company, Bachet Designers Clothes, George C. Anderson Furniture Refinishing,...
    • Intersection of Middle Neck Road and Fairview Avenue

    • Dick's Luncheonette (Great Neck, N.Y.); Fairview Avenue (Great Neck, N.Y.); Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Commercial Buildings -- Great Neck (N.Y.)
    • Black and white image, taken facing southeast, of the intersection of Middle Neck Road and Fairview Avenue. Image shows odd numbered addresses on Middle Neck road from 599 to 613. Establishments shown in this image include Mark Harris Haircutters,...
    • 695, 697, and 699 Middle Neck Road

    • Mati's Place (Great Neck, N.Y.); Nemeth's Market (Great Neck, N.Y.); Mad Nan Gift Shop (Great Neck, N.Y.); Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.)
    • Black and white image, taken facing east, of shops along Middle Neck Road, opposite the Village Green and the Arrandale School property, at 695, 697, and 699 Middle Neck Road. Establishments shown in this image include Mati's Place, a boutique and...
    • 767 Middle Neck Road

    • Village of Great Neck Garage (Great Neck, N.Y.); Police -- New York (State) -- Nassau County; Public Works -- New York (State) -- Great Neck; Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.)
    • Black and white image, taken facing east, of the Village of Great Neck Parking Field, and the Village of Great Neck Department of Public Works Garage, at 767 Middle Neck Road. Also shown in this image, in the lower left corner, is a small Nassau...
    • Intersection of North Road and Middle Neck Road

    • Unicorn (Great Neck, N.Y.); Enchanted Cottage (Great Neck, N.Y.); North Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.)
    • Black and white image, taken facing south, of buildings on Middle Neck Road, near the intersection of North Road, between 705 and 741 Middle Neck Road. The west side of Middle Neck Road, at the intersection of Arrandale Avenue, can also be seen in...
    • 124 South Middle Neck Road

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    • Sepia toned image of the Belgrave Motors building at 124 South Middle Neck Road. As of June 2009, this building was still standing, in a remodeled state, and remained the longstanding home of the Tower Ford auto dealership. It had previously been...
    • 592 Middle Neck Road

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    • Black and white image of an unidentified parade on Middle Neck Road, taken facing northwest, in front of the Saint Aloysius Roman Catholic Church at 592 Middle Neck Road, at the corner of Breuer Avenue. The church sanctuary seen in this image still...
    • 555 Middle Neck Road

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    • Black and white panoramic image, taken facing east, of the original wooden Alert Fire Company house that sat where their current main fire house sits, at 555 Middle Neck Road. Image also shows lots and buildings adjoining the fire house, and lots...
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    • Black and white image of Marilyn Miller (1898 - 1936), a singer and theater and film actress who lived on Nassau Drive in the Village of Kensington. Image is mounted on masonite, and was likely a press or promotional photo. The Great Neck Library...
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    • Black and white image of Frank Craven (1875 - 1945), an actor, director, playwright and producer, who is perhaps best known for originating the role of The Stage Manager in the original 1938 Broadway production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, and...
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    • Black and white image of Eugene Edward Buck (1885 - 1957), a director and president of ASCAP, and a Broadway lyricist, writer, producer, composer, and director, who produced and/or worked on numerous Ziegfeld Follies productions. Buck lived at 54...
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    • Black and white image of Cord Meyer, Sr. (1894 - 1964). Mr. Meyer was an industrialist and real estate developer before he left the business world to become a diplomat. He owned an estate, The Cove, now Cove Lane, off of West Shore Road. Image is...
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    • Black and white image of Arthur M. Hopkins (1878 - 1950), a Broadway producer, director, writer, and theatre owner and operator, who lived in Great Neck between 1934 and 1941, on Middle Neck Road, where Clover Drive is now. It is said that Eugene...
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    • Black and white image of Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr. (1875 - 1966). Sloan lived in Great Neck between 1936 and 1959. He helped build General Motors into one of the world's largest companies. He also started the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in 1937...
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    • Black and white image of Walter Percy Chrysler (1875 - 1940). Chrysler was a machinist and a self-trained engineer who worked his way up from the factory floors to form the Chrysler Corporation in 1925. He had previously been president of Buick for...
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    • Black and white image of Jesse Lauriston Livermore (1877 - 1940). Livermore moved into his Kings Point mansion, Locust Lawn, in 1921. He was famous for being a stock trader who built and lost several multi-million dollar fortunes in the stock...
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    • Black and white image of P. G. Wodehouse (1881 - 1975). Pelham Grenville and Ethel Wodehouse lived in at least two different homes in Great Neck, one on North Drive in the Village of Kensington, and another, which still stands, on Arrandale Avenue...
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    • Black and white image of writer, humorist, and columnist Ring Lardner (1885 - 1933), who lived in the 1920's with his family in a home that still stands at 325 East Shore Road. Ringgold Wilmer Lardner was a well respected humor and sports writer...
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    • Black and white image of actor, dancer, and singer Clifton Webb (1893 - 1966). Born Webb Parmalee Hollenbeck, Clifton Webb was a ballroom dancer, stage actor, and musical and revue performer before becoming a well known film actor in such movies as...
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    • Black and white image of radio, revue, stage, screen, and comedy performer Eddie Cantor. Born Isador Iskowitz, Eddie Cantor and his wife Ida built a large Tudor home and outbuildings in 1929, on twenty acres of land that had previously been part of...
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    • Black and white image of socialite, journalist, and newspaper editor Herbert Bayard Swope (1882 - 1958). Swope and his wife, Margaret Pearl Honeyman Powell Swope, lived in Great Neck from 1921 to 1928, on East Shore Road, in a Victorian mansion...
    • Business Section, Middle Nek Road, Great Neck, L. I.

    • Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Hicks Lane (Great Neck, N.Y.); Commercial buildings -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Automobiles -- Great Neck (N.Y.)
    • The Great Neck Library's copy of this image is a facsimile, a photo of the card front, not an actual postcard. Black and white image of the business district on a paved Middle Neck Road, at the intersection of Hicks Lane and Arrandale Avenue. Many...
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    • Black and white image of businessman and investor Harry Ford Sinclair (1876 - 1956). Sinclair lived in a home in Kings Point, off of West Shore Road, where Sinclair Drive is now. He owned the Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation, and owned or had...
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    • Black and white image of Sam H. Harris (1872 - 1941). Sam Henry Harris was a fight promoter and Broadway producer. He co-produced over fifty shows with George M. Cohan, who was once his brother-in-law. Harris and Cohan had married sisters, Harris...
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    • Black and white image of Cord Meyer Jr. (1920 - 2001). Son of Cord Meyer Sr., a well known real estate developer, Cord Meyer Jr. became a decorated hero for his service in the Marines in World War II. In 1946 he won the O. Henry and MGM Atlantic...
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    • Black and white image of Ernest Truex (1889 - 1973). Truex was trained as a Shakespearean actor and became a well known character actor. He had a seven decade long career in silent films, Hollywood films, television, and stage plays. He is...
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    • Black and white image of actor, revue performer, writer, and comedian Ed Wynn (1886 - 1966). Born Isaiah Edwin Leopold, Ed Wynn and his family lived in several homes in Great Neck in the 1910's and 1920's. In his book, Ed Wynn's Son, actor Keenan...

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