Long Island Postcard Collection

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Title

Long Island Postcard Collection

Subject

Advertising postcards--New York (State)--Long Island.
Historic buildings--New York (State)--Long Island.
History--New York (State)--Long Island
New York (State)--Long Island.
Postcards--New York (State)--Long Island.
Tourism--New York (State)--Long Island.

Description

The collection, which ranges from c.1890s-present, includes canceled and unmarked postcards that cover a variety of subjects, including advertising, historic buildings, scenic views, and popular tourism destinations. Among the types of postcards represented in the collection are undivided and divided back, white border, linen, real photo, photochrom, and large letter postcards. While the majority of the postcards feature views from either Nassau or Suffolk Counties, there are also a number of cards depicting images of Brooklyn and Queens.

Many different postcard printers, including German printers, who dominated the postcard printing market up until the outbreak of World War I, are represented in the collection. All postcards in the collection were published in either sepia tone, color or black and white (B&W).

Publisher

Hofstra University Library Special Collections

Date

c.1890s-Present

Contributor

O'Connor, Michael

Rights

Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Relation

Postcard Collection, Hofstra University Special Collections.

Type

Postcards

Coverage

Long Island, N.Y.
Nassau County, NY
Suffolk County, NY
Brooklyn, NY
Queens, NY

Items in the Long Island Postcard Collection Collection

Searington [misspelled] M.E. Church, 1788. Where George Washington has worshipped. Albertson, N.Y.<br /><br />
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View of the Searingtown M.E. Church (later called “Searing-Roslyn United Methodist Church”) and cemetery. A picket fence runs along the front of the property. (B&W)

Whale Captured at Amagansett. L.I. Feb 22nd, 1907
Men carving up a whale on the shore at Amagansett. A crowd of onlookers are standing nearby. Caption reads: “Whale Captured at Amagansett. L.I. Feb 22nd, 1907. 57 Feet long, 15 feet from Tip to Tip of Flukes, Skeleton now on Exhibition at Museum of…

The Windmill House, Amagansett, L.I.
View of the Windmill house with buildings in the background. Message and addressee information, both handwritten, on verso. (Color)

West Main Street, Amagansett, L.I.
View looking West Main Street with a couple of houses at left. Handwritten message on verso. (B&W)

The Old Windmill, Amagansett, L.I.
Exterior view of the Old Windmill. Message and addressee information, both handwritten, on verso. (B&W)

Ocean Dune Apartments Amagansett, N.Y.
View of the Ocean Dune Apartments resort, as seen from across a small body of water. There are two people in the foreground, walking along a path. (Color)

Public School. Amityville, L.I.
View of the Amityville Union Free School building with a large group of children standing along the fence in front. Message and addressee information, both handwritten, on verso. (B&W)

Post Office, Amityville, L.I.
View of the Amityville Post Office in the Triangle Building. Park Avenue is seen at right, and Broadway is pictured at left. Both roads are lined by buildings. Message and addressee information, both handwritten, on verso. (B&W)

John St. From R.R. Track, Amityville L.I.
View of John Street, as seen from across the railroad tracks. Message and addressee information, both handwritten, on verso. (B&W)

Long Island Home, Amityville, L.I.
View of the main building of Long Island Home, a mental health facility, as seen from the end of the driveway. (Color)

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