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    • Long Island Railroad Station at North Station Plaza

    • Long Island Railroad Company -- Buildings -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Railroads -- Great Neck (N.Y.) -- Stations; North Station Plaza (Great Neck, N.Y.); Great Neck Plaza, N.Y.
    • 1961 black and white image, taken facing southeast, of commuters, pedestrians, cars, and buses at the Great Neck Long Island Railroad Station.
    • Great Neck Library, Arrandale Avenue. Great Neck, N. Y.

    • Great Neck Library (Great Neck, N.Y.); Libraries -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Arrandale Avenue (Great Neck, N.Y.); Great Neck, N.Y.;
    • Black and white (sepia toned) image, taken facing south, of the Great Neck Library Building on Arrandale Avenue. This was likely one of many mass-mailed postcards sent out to raise funds for the library.
    • 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...
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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 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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    • 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 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 Leslie Howard (1893 - 1943), mounted on masonite, which was likely a press or promotional photo. Mr. Howard was a British actor who lived in Great Neck in the early 1920's on East Shore Road. The Great Neck Library does not...
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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...
    • The Signing of the United Nations Charter

    • United Nations -- California -- San Francisco; United Nations -- Charter; Meetings; San Francisco (Calif.)
    • Black and white image of the signing of the United Nations Charter, which took place in San Francisco on June 26, 1945. Though this image was not taken in the Great Neck area, it was most likely created, distributed, and mailed at a time when the...
    • 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...
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    • Thorne, Alexander -- Homes and Haunts; Country homes -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Little Neck Bay; Great Neck Estates, N.Y.
    • Black and white image, printed on paper, taken facing west, of the residence of Alex Thorne, on Little Neck Bay. Image shows unpaved road or driveway in foreground. Item was produced through a printing process, not a photographic process, and was...
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    • Black and white panoramic image is of an unknown parade, likely the same parade shown in gnlP0359. The Great Neck Library does not have extensive information about this image. If you have information about this image, please contact us at...
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    • Black and white panoramic image is of an unknown parade, likely the same parade shown in gnlP0360. The Great Neck Library does not have extensive information about this image. If you have information about this image, please contact us at...
    • Middle Neck Road at the intersection of Hicks Lane and Arrandale Avenue

    • Middle Neck Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Hicks Lane (Great Neck, N.Y.); Arrandale Avenue (Great Neck, N.Y.); Commercial Buildings -- Great Neck (N.Y.)
    • Black and white photograhically reproduced image, taken facing north, of "Upper Main Street, Great Neck, N. Y." Image shows an unpaved Middle Neck Road, at the intersection of Arrandale Avenue and Hicks Lane. Vintage automobiles, pedestrians,...
    • [Smith Cox]

    • Cox, Smith, (? - 1930); Streets; Stores and shops;
    • Black and white photograph of man shoveling dirt on a street. Another man in a long light colored apron stands in the doorway of a store in the background. A note on the back of the photograph identifies the man (most likely in the foreground) as...
    • Widow Baylis House, built circa 1850

    • Dwellings -- New York (State) -- Melville; Melville (N.Y.) -- History; Elias Baylis family; Sweet Hollow Historic District.
    • Black and white photograph showing the house at 151 Old Country Road which likely belonged to Elias Baylis and his wife, and later, J.E. Baylis. It may have been the site of early church organizational meetings.
    • Sincerely Yours Thomas Meighan

    • Meighan, Thomas, 1879-1936; Motion Picture Actors and Actresses -- New York (State) -- Great Neck; Leading Men (Actors) -- United States; Actors -- New York (State) -- Great Neck
    • Black and white portrait image of actor Thomas Meighan, who lived in Great Neck, and was friends with numerous other well-known residents who lived in Great Neck (film and stage actors, Broadway producers, etc.). Image was likely a...
    • John Everitt House, built circa 1800

    • Dwellings -- New York (State) -- Melville; Sweet Hollow Historic District.
    • Black and white print of a color photograh of the house at 130 Old Country Road. It is one of the earliest houses in the historc district and has a stone foundation. By 1873 it belonged to Dr. George Conklin, who enlarged it for his medical...
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    • Skidmore, Jacobus -- Homes and Haunts; Little Neck Bay; Saddle Rock, N.Y.; Little Neck, N.Y.
    • Black and white printed image of a wooded area by the shore of Little Neck Bay on the Skidmore Estate. The opposite shoreline in Little Neck can also be seen in this image. Image was likely printed as part of a real estate circular or...
    • Gentlemen: Kindly send me further particulars ...

    • Architecture, Domestic -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Thomaston, N.Y.; Sheffield Road (Great Neck, N.Y.); Housing development -- Great Neck (N.Y.);
    • Black and white view of recently built homes and new streets in the Great Neck Villa development in what is now the Village of Thomaston. Image was taken facing south, from Schenck Avenue. This card was likely used as a mass mailer and/or...
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    • Burgoyne, Stephen Hunt -- Homes and Haunts; Burgoyne, Ina Forrest Davis -- Homes and Haunts; Country homes -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Kings Point, N.Y.
    • Blue tinted image, printed on paper, taken facing west, of the home of Stephen Hunt Burgoyne and Ina Forrest Davis Burgoyne, on Little Neck Bay, in the Elm Point area of Kings Point, near the steamboat landing and public bathing beach. This...
    • gnlP0043

    • Country homes -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Driveways -- Great Neck (N.Y.)
    • Brown toned image of a home and surrounding grounds, location unknown. Image was likely printed as part of a real estate circular or advertisement. Item was produced through a printing process, not a photographic process.
    • gnlP0048

    • Architecture, Domestic -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Kensington, N.Y.
    • Brown toned image of the front façade of a home in Kensington, exact location unknown. The street on which this home sat can also be seen in this image. Image was likely printed as part of a real estate circular or advertisement. Item was produced...
    • Massaro Bros.

    • Massaro Brothers Fuel Oil (Great Neck, N.Y.); Petroleum Industry and Trade -- New York (State) -- Great Neck;Tank Trucks -- New York (State) -- Great Neck; Oil Storage Tanks -- New York (State) -- Great Neck
    • Color view of a circa 1950's Massaro Brothers home heating oil tank truck, posed in front of several large petroleum depot storage tanks, possibly at one of the facilities that sat on the east side of East Shore Road. Card was likely a promotional...
    • Greetings from Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y.

    • Shorelines;Bodies of Water;Sun -- Rising and Setting;
    • Colorized view of a generic rocky shoreline, water and sunset (or sunrise). This is most likely a drawn or enhanced photo image that was used for numerous cards, with the name and geographical information changed for each one. KINGS POINT postmark,...
    • Greetings from Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y. (II)

    • Bodies of water; Boats and Boating -- Great Neck (N.Y.); Fishers; Shorelines
    • Colorized view of a generic shoreline, water, and a boat with a fisherman in it, at suset (or sunrise). This is most likely a drawn or enhanced photo image that was used for numerous cards, with the name and geographical information changed for...

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