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    • Nautical Exhibition Visitors at Port Washington Public Library, May, 1992

    • Exhibitions; Nautical history--Port Washington (N.Y.); Local History Center--Port Washington (N.Y.); Archives--Port Washington (N.Y.); Long Island (N.Y.)--Description and geography; Local history; Oral history--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Cross-Currents, an exhibition curated by Local History Center Director and author Elly Shodell, focused on the people, places, values, identities, times, traditions and artifacts of Long Island's rich nautical history. The exhibit was held at Port...
    • 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...
    • Nautical Exhibit Panel From PWPL's "Cross Currents" Show, May, 1992

    • Nautical history --Exhibits; Nautical history--Port Washington (N.Y.); Local History Center--Port Washington (N.Y.); Archives--Port Washington (N.Y.); Long Island (N.Y.)--Description and geography;
    • An exhibit panel included in Port Washington Public Library's "Cross Currents" show, held in May, 1992. Focusing on on the area's rich nautical history, and presented by the library's Local History Center, show highlights included this illustration...
    • Mrs. Adeline E. Waters

    • Photographs; Photos; People; Indians of North America; Women; Shinnecock; Southampton; Long Island
    • Caption on back of photograph reads: The loss of the nine full blood Shinnecock men who perished in the wreck of the Cicassion in 1876, left the females the majority in the tribe, and there were few males old enough at that time that the widows...
    • Mural at the Children's Library, Robert Bacon Memorial

    • New York Herald Tribune Photographic Identification Form Date 8/15/61 Ordered by local Photographer Don Rice All pictures are leaving the Photographic Dept. must have this form attached, answering WHO? WHAT? WHERE? and WHEN? Photographers will give...
    • New York Herald Tribune Photographic Identification Form Date 8/15/61 Ordered by local Photographer Don Rice All pictures are leaving the Photographic Dept. must have this form attached, answering WHO? WHAT? WHERE? and WHEN? Photographers will give...
    • 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.
    • Manhasset Bay Cove Dwelling, ca. 1900

    • Waterfront--Port Washington (N.Y.); Dwellings; Manhasset Bay (N.Y.)--Beaches and shores; Seafaring life--Port Washington (N.Y.); Boats and boating;
    • Port Washington waterfront near the entrance to Manhasset Isle was once home to dry-docked scows and boats such as the one shown here, owned by Louis Lehanka, local bayman.
    • [Freeport Historical Museum]

    • Freeport Historical Museum--Freeport (N.Y.)
    • Color postcard of the Freeport Historical Society Museum located at 350 S. Main Street. Information on the reverse states "This picture of the museum was taken from a 1965 painting by Dorothy Bryan of Freeport. The museum, which opened in 1962,...
    • Sand Mining in Port Washington, 1948

    • Sand mines and mining; Photography, Aerial; Home construction--Port Washington (N.Y.); Long Island (N.Y.)--Description and geography;
    • Aerial view of Port shows how significant local sand mining operations were to the landscape. In center foreground, home development near St. Peter of Alcantara Roman Catholic Church is prominent.
    • Kratky Farm Hogs

    • Swine; Farms; Old Bethpage, NY;
    • Hogs on Anton Kratky farm, Old Bethpage, NY. Property purchased in 1939 from Spiegel; located at Round Swamp and Claremont Roads, Old Bethpage, NY. Kratky family originated in Prague , Czechoslovakia; came to Old Bethpage from Steinway Street,...
    • Railroad Commuters at L.I.R.R. Station, Port Washington, ca. 1937

    • Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Railroads--Buildings; Long Island Rail Road Station Port Washington (N.Y.); Long Island (N.Y.)--Description and travel; Railways; Trains, Railroad; Electric railroads; Labor supply; Men--Employment;...
    • Commuter pick up in Port Washington after work day in Manhattan, ca. 1937--cars and pedestrians in front of the station located on Main Street. In 1937, Port Washington was experiencing rapid growth in both population and the local businesses to...
    • Plaza Building

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops; Plaza Stationery--Port Washington (N.Y.); H. Katims Optometrist--Port Washington (N.Y.); Radio--Equipment and supplies; General Radio and Television--Port Washington (N.Y.); Duells...
    • Plaza Building, located at #72- 88 Main Street, Port Washington [NY], ca. 1948, housed several prominent local businesses, including Plaza Stationery (later Starbucks location) Duell's Meat Market and long-standing tenant H. Katims Optometrist,...
    • JPL Local History exhibit

    • Library exhibits Local History-miscellanea
    • Display in Library cases of historical items donated by by Phebe Seaman, Esther Hicks Emory, Margaret H.Wolf, and Frances B. Tollaver November 1977
    • Rose Day in Port Washington, 1942

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); World War, 1939-1945; Community life; Roses;
    • The street rose sale by local high school girls on 'Rose Day 1942' was an advance promotion for the Flower Show and Harvest Festival to be held by the Port Washingon War Council as part of the campaign for the Defense fund. This was one of many...
    • [Van Dusen Estate]

    • Van Dusen, George--West Hempstead (N.Y.); Hempstead Avenue--West Hempstead (N.Y);
    • Black and white photo of the Van Dusen estate, located at 970 Hempstead Avenue. It was owned by George Van Dusen, a bootmaker. House features detailed embellishments along the roof and window mouldings and chess piece chimney caps. Local historian...
    • [Van Dusen Estate]

    • Van Dusen, George--West Hempstead (N.Y.); Hempstead Avenue--West Hempstead ( N.Y.)
    • This historic home called "Blue Gables" is referred to as the G.W. Van Dusen estate on the 1886 J. Beers and Co. map of. Property records however, list it as being built in 1888. It had two fireplaces, gingerbread work, chess piece chimney caps and...
    • [Collins Pond - 1950s]

    • Pond--West Hempstead (N.Y.)
    • Black and white image of the view of Collins' (Duck) Pond looking west over Nassau Boulevard with West Hempstead High School in the background. Willow trees came be seen in right of image surrounding the pond. Local lore said artists would set up...
    • Port Washington Hotel, Port Washington, L.I.

    • Streets; Main Street--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington Hotel--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Port Washington Hotel, shown shortly after the first section of the Port Washington Town Dock was completed in 1908, was built in the 1870s by Peter Hults. John F. Bradley purchased the hotel in 1905 and later renamed it Bradleys. Bradley's Seafood...
    • Caleb Bragg at the Wheel of "Baby Bootlegger"

    • Boats and boating; Powerboat Baby Bootlegger; APBA Gold Cup Race; Yachts and yachting--Port Washington (N.Y.); Boat racing; Water sports; Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs;
    • World-famous yachtsman Caleb Bragg, left, with Otto Capra, at the wheel of his powerboat "Baby Bootlegger," pictured on the ramp at his airplane hanger. Located next door to the Purdy Boat Co. yard in Port, Bragg's hangar was a local landmark,...
    • Southampton Fire Department 9-11 Memorial

    • September 11, Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Monuments & memorials; Disaster victims; Victims of terrorism; Steel I-beams
    • View of rust-colored girder fragment (salvaged from the World Trade Center) that is part of the Southampton Fire Department 9-11 Memorial. The memorial was designed by local volunteer fireman Jason Poremba, and all funding and labor was donated...
    • Aerial View of Port Washington [NY] Shoreline, Looking West

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Photography, aerial; Main Street School--Port Washington (N.Y.); Public schools--Port Washington (N.Y.); Seashore;
    • Aerial view of Port Washington's shoreline and lower Main Street area, ca. 1940. The Main Street School, shown in the center of the photo, has served as a local landmark and learning center since its opening in 1909.
    • Grandpa Cocks: Bayman, Clamdigger and Fisherman

    • 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;
    • Father of long-time Port resident Charlie Cocks, Grandpa Cocks is shown at the helm of an old schooner in Manhasset Bay. Port Washington's abundant clam and oyster beds provided a way of life as well as an occupation for hundreds of such local...
    • Great Fire of 1922 on Main Street, Port Washington

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Fires--Port Washington (N.Y.); Stores and shops; Electric power plants;
    • Aftermath of January 23, 1922 fire, later known as the Muzante fire, which swept through businesses on the north side of Main Street, across from the railroad station. The Nassau Light and Power substation, Muzante building and Barney McCourt's...
    • Horse Trough on Main Street, Port Washington

    • Streets; Main Street - Port Washington (N.Y.); Water supply--Port Washington (N.Y.); Horses; Cove Inn--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington News--Port Washington (N.Y.);
    • Horse trough built after a fund drive in 1908 sponsored by Port Washington News founder William Hyde to provide drinking water for local horses, located in front of the old Cove Inn at the corner of Main Street and Shore Road. Built solidly out of...
    • Battle of St. George's Manor

    • Revolutions; Campaigns & battles;
    • Four- page pamphlet, measuring 17.2 cm. x 24.2 cm. The contents of this pamphlet is an article entitled "Battle of St. George's Manor and the Burning of the Hay at Coram by Roland Lohse reprinted by Thomas R. Bayles in 1971 from the Long Island...
    • Theater-in-the-Round Newspaper Announcement, ca. 1955

    • Hunter's Town Dock Theater--Port Washington (N.Y.); Port Washington (N.Y.)--Social life and customs; Waterfront activities--Port Washington (N.Y.); Theater-in-the-round; Arena theater;
    • Housed in a former boathouse owned by A & R Marshall Marine, Hunter's Town Dock Theater was founded by local Port Washington actors Philip and Ruth Hunter.
    • Port Washington Yacht Club, 1908

    • Port Washington Yacht Club--Port Washington (N.Y.); Yacht Clubs--Port Washington (N.Y.); Boats and boating;
    • While still known officially as the Cow Bay Skiff Club, by 1908 Port Washington Yacht Club had begun to build its membership of local residents.


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