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    • [On Shore Road from sta 115 looking North]

    • Glenwood Landing (N.Y.); Roads--Glenwood Landing (N.Y.); Waterfront--Glenwood Landing (N.Y.)
    • Positive image from a 5x8 black and white glass negative made by Willis W. Vail (1868-1951), a civil engineer and surveyor from Quakertown, New Jersey, looking north on Shore Road in Glenwood Landing showing an unpaved road, horse-drawn cart,...
    • [Looking over Glenwood Cove from Road across Clapham’s dam]

    • Glenwood Landing (N.Y.); Boating--Glenwood Landing (N.Y.); Boatyards--Glenwood Landing (N.Y.); Businesses--Glenwood Landing (N.Y.); Waterfront--Glenwood Landing (N.Y.)
    • Positive image from a 5x8 black and white glass negative made by Willis W. Vail (1868-1951), a civil engineer and surveyor from Quakertown, New Jersey, showing an inlet of Hempstead Harbor that appears to be Motts Cove with sailboats in the cove...
    • [Political Grades on Shore Road, at Ship Yards, at Glenwood]

    • Glenwood Landing (N.Y.); Boatyards--Glenwood Landing (N.Y.); Businesses--Glenwood Landing (N.Y.); Waterfront--Glenwood Landing (N.Y.)
    • Positive image from a 5x8 black and white glass negative made by Willis W. Vail (1868-1951), a civil engineer and surveyor from Quakertown, New Jersey, on Shore Road/Scudders Lane in Glenwood Landing showing an unpaved road and two boatyard...
    • [On Shore Road at station 179-60]

    • Glenwood Landing (N.Y.); Roads--Glenwood Landing (N.Y.); Waterfront--Glenwood Landing (N.Y.)
    • Positive image from a 5x8 black and white glass negative made by Willis W. Vail (1868-1951), a civil engineer and surveyor from Quakertown, New Jersey, on Shore Road/Scudders Lane in Glenwood Landing, possibly at the intersection of a road known as...
    • Grandpa Cocks With Day's Catch, ca. 1900

    • Baymen--Port Washington (N.Y.); Oystermen; Boats and boating; Sailing; Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Shorelines--Port Washington (N.Y.); Maritime traditions;
    • In the early part of the 1900s, Manhasset Bay was the main source of livelihood to fishermen, oystermen and clam diggers such as Grandpa Cocks. Its later popularity as a yachting center began to impact these traditional occupations.
    • Cocks Family Fishing Party, ca. 1900

    • Fishing--Port Washington (N.Y.); Manhasset Bay (N.Y.); Waterfront activities--Port Washington (N.Y.); Maritime traditions;
    • The Cocks family, a large, longtime local clan which included mill owners and the first two mayors of Port Washington North, pose alongside Baxter Estates beach.
    • [Plaza Theatre]

    • Plaza Theatre--Freeport (N.Y.); Railroad crossing
    • Black and white glass negative of the Plaza Theatre. The movie poster on the side of the theatre is for the film "The Price of a Good Time" which was released in 1917. Railroad tracks and a crossing can be seen on the left. The Plaza Theatre was...
    • Sands Point Light Station, Port Washington, L.I., 1908

    • Lighthouses; Navigation--Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Shorelines--Sands Point (N.Y.); Maritime traditions--Long Island Sound (N.Y.); Waterways--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • William and Isaac Guggenheim, Howard Gould and William Bourke Cockran owned large estates on Sands Point in Port in 1908. Commuters and summer residents later began to move in to the area.
    • Leiber Father and Son, ca. 1913

    • William C. Leiber, Jr.; Leiber Family--Port Washington (N.Y.); Airplanes--Models; Models and modelmaking;
    • William C. Leiber, Sr. and son Willie enjoying airplane modelmaking. Willlie Lieber later became an avid model-boat builder, boater, and speedboat racer.
    • [Main Street Looking South]

    • Freeport Inn--Freeport (N.Y.); Freeport Bank--Freeport (N.Y.); Trubia (Cannon)
    • Black and white glass negative of Main Street looking south towards Sunrise Highway. The Freeport Inn can be seen on the left and Trubia, the cannon on the right. Freeport Bank is in the distance. Smith and Bedell's Drug Store is south of the...
    • Gardens of J. Huyler Ellison

    • Gardens; Ellison, J. Huyler
    • Black and white glass negative of the gardens of J. Huyler Ellison. The gardens included plantings of dianthus and phlox. In 1910, President Theodore Roosevelt attended the Southern New York State Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention in...
    • Mr. Success

    • William Levitt
    • William Levitt in their Lake Success Company Headquarters. Throughout the history of Levittown, Levitt raised both positive and negative emotions. Time magazine categorized him as “a cocky, rambunctious hustler.” He was also referred to as “The...
    • Gardens of J. Huyler Ellison, North Drive

    • Gardens; Ellison, J. Huyler
    • Black and white glass negative of the gardens of J. Huyler Ellison. The gardens included plantings of iris and paeonia. His house is in the background with the North Drive leading to it. In 1910. President Theodore Roosevelt attended the Southern...
    • 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...
    • [Man Sitting on a Chair]

    • Evans, Edith, 1877-1948; Evans, Thomas Horace, 1878-1960?; Freeport Historical Society--Freeport (N.Y.); Men
    • Sepia glass negative of a man in a winged collar with his hand on his cheek. The glass negatives were found in the Evans' residence when the Freeport Historical Society bought the building.
    • [Man Sitting in Front of Portraits]

    • Evans, Edith, 1877-1948; Evans, Thomas Horace, 1878-1960?; Freeport Historical Society--Freeport (N.Y.); Men
    • Sepia glass negative of a man with a moustache. Behind him are hanging portraits of Edith Evans, the man with the large moustache and the woman wearing glasses. The glass negatives were found in the Evans' residence when the Freeport Historical...
    • [Fulton at Main St Blizzard March 12th 1888]

    • Blizzards--New York (State)--Hempstead--History--19th century; Stores and shops; Hempstead (N.Y.)--History--1865-1898
    • Black and white glass negative of the snow banks on both sides of the street that is lined with stores including one for heaters and stoves, another for a butcher, also an oyster market, Silverman's and J.R. Worth. A few pedestrians are on the...
    • Seaman Ave. School Principal's Office

    • Schools--Freeport (N.Y.); Seaman Avenue School--Freeport (N.Y.)
    • Black and white glass negative of the principal's office at the Seaman Avenue School with the comment that it is too small to be practical. You can see the principal sitting at his desk.
    • [Theodore Carman's Store Blizzard March 12th 1888]

    • Blizzards--New York (State)--Hempstead--History--19th century; Hempstead (N.Y.)--History--1865-1898; Stores and shops
    • Black and white glass negative of Theodore Carman's store on Main and Front Streets in Hempstead. To the left are a bedding store and a confectionariy. On the right is a store selling perfume and a dentist who uses nitrous oxide gas.
    • R.R. Station Camp Upton

    • World War I
    • Black and white photograph of the Long Island Rail Road station at Camp Upton, NY. Two trains are visible on the tracks. A crowd of people, including women in hats, are standing along the tracks near the trains. A ticket booth is in between the...
    • [Greenwich St Looking to Front St Blizzard March 12th 1888]

    • Blizzards--New York (State)--Hempstead--History--19th century; Hempstead (N.Y.)--History--1865-1898; Stores and shops
    • Black and white glass negative of Greenwich Street looking to Front Street, Blizzard March 12th 1888. Stores line both sides of the street including Parsons & Co. Marble & Granite Works. A group of men and a boy as well as a horse drawn sleigh...
    • [Main St Looking North From Front St Blizzard March 12 1888]

    • Blizzards--New York (State)--Hempstead--History--19th century; Hempstead (N.Y.)--History--1865-1898; Stores and shops
    • Black and white glass negative of Main Street in Hempstead looking north from Front Street where there are a series of storefronts including Rosenthal's Dental Parlors and a barber shop. A horse drawn sleigh is in the street.
    • [Officer's House]

    • World War I
    • Black and white photograph of the officer's quarters at Camp Upton, NY. Two cars are parked in front of the building and several pine trees are growing in the yard. There are chairs and potted shrubs on the porch of the building. Reprint from...
    • [Long Island Hotel Blizzard March 12 1888]

    • Blizzards--New York (State)--Hempstead--History--19th century; Hempstead (N.Y.)--History--1865-1898; Hotels
    • Black and white glass negative of a series of wooden and brick buildings on Main Street, Hempstead. The building to the left is the Long Island Hotel. To the right are some pedestrians and a barber pole.
    • Y.W.C.A. Hostess House

    • World War I
    • Black and white photograph of the Young Women's Christian Association's hostess house on Camp Upton, NY. The house is at the top of a large sloping hill. Several other buildings and a water tower are behind the hill to the right of the photo. ...
    • Seaman Lane

    • Blizzards--New York (State)--Hempstead--History--19th century; Hempstead (N.Y.)--History--1865-1898; Houses
    • Black and white glass negative of the Pettit house in the snow and a gentleman holding the reins of a horse.
    • Adams Express Station

    • World War I
    • Black and white photograph of the express station house on Camp Upton, NY. There are several wooden barrels and a potbelly stove on the porch of the building. A train car is on the tracks to the right of the building and a truck can be seen to the...
    • Actors House

    • World War I
    • Black and white photograph of the actors houses on Camp Upton, NY. The two houses have fenced in lawns with a sign that says Grass. Keep Off. Small bushes line one of the walkways. The closest house has a screened in porch. Reprint from negative.
    • Visitors House

    • World War I
    • Black and white photograph of the Visitor's House on Camp Upton, NY. A number of cars are parked in front of the house and trains are running on railroad tracks behind the house. Reprint from negative.

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