Massapequa Hotel Collection
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Massapequa Hotel was one of the best known resorts on Long Island. Just a stone’s throw from the Great South Bay, it was a popular summer vacation destination for wealthy urbanites from Brooklyn and Manhattan. It served 300 guests and offered a variety of activities, including tennis, croquet, fishing, gunning, horseback riding, sailing, billiards, bowling, casino gambling, and golfing on a nine-hole course that was on the premises.
The collection is composed of a souvenir photo album from the Massapequa Hotel; a bound scrapbook of newspaper clippings about the hotel; and four loose photographs, three of which look like they might also have come from a souvenir album, of the hotel and its grounds.