In the 1910s and 1920s, 325 country houses of over 25 rooms were built on Long Island, which became home to some of the wealthiest families in America. Among them were the Guggenheims, Belmonts, Astors, Mackays, Vanderbilts, Goulds, Hearsts, Pratts, Coes,
Life On the Line
Fontaine Fox (1884-1964), the celebrated "Toonerville Trolley" cartoonist, lived in Port Washington from 1914 to the 1930's. His "Terrible Tempered" Mr. Bangs, the "Powerful Katrinka," Banker Grey, and Old Man Flint were small-town characters who earned Fox a syndication in over
Betty Robertson and Alan Goode, 1910
This photograph is from the collection of Hubert Goode, nephew of Betty Robertson and grandson of Alan Goode. It's also the cover of our book, It Looks Like Yesterday To Me!
Reverend David Eato, c. 1910
Born Roslyn, Long Island. Pastored at Mt. Olive AME Church, Port Washington.