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Petaluma's 1918-20 Pandemic Battle - Petaluma Historian

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In June of 1918, the government deployed Petaluma’s mayor, a saddle maker named A.W. Horwege, to Portland, Oregon, to run a large saddle plant for the U.S. Cavalry fighting in World War I. Chosen to fill his remaining term was city councilman Dr. Harry S. Gossage, a prominent local surgeon. Aside ...

Will have to try this out.
Google has opened an interactive Frida Kahlo exhibition

Will have to try this out.

An exhibition entirely dedicated to the works of Frida Kahlo is now available on the Google Arts & Culture platform, with over 800 paintings, photographs and objects ready to view at the click of a button.

Sad news. One of the historians of New Hyde Park
Florence Lisanti | New Hyde Park Funeral Home

Sad news. One of the historians of New Hyde Park

11/4/1927 - 6/26/2019  VISITATION  Sunday, June 30  2:00 - 4:30 PM & 7:00 - 9:30 PM  Monday, July 1  2:00 - 4:30 PM &&nb

This looks like it would be very interesting.
Rare Film of Monet, Renoir, Rodin and Degas

This looks like it would be very interesting.

Fine art enthusiasts will appreciate these fascinating 100-year-old film clips of four of the most celebrated artists in history; Claude Monet, Pierre

MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

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Look at early film with the same awe-inspired, expanded view of the world of its first audiences. In the newest episode of How to See, curator Dave Kehr takes us inside #MoMAFilm archives to uncover a treasure trove of newly discovered prints and negatives from cinema’s first years including a rare glimpse of #QueenVictoria rediscovered 200 years after the iconic British monarch’s birth. Watch the full episode:

Nice looking, but not at the gym.

Nice looking, but not at the gym.

Gym suit
1893-1898, America
Wool, cotton, leather
The Met

15 Architects Whose Designs Shaped the Look of Historic Brooklyn


Have you ever wondered who designed that fascinating structure you walk by every day? We've rounded up profiles of architects who contributed to the 19th and 20th century look of Brooklyn, from rows of brownstones to iconic institutional structures.

The Vintage News
The Vintage News

The Vintage News

They were the last generation that was a living link with the time when the Americans achieved national independence. The Revolutionary War ended in 1783 and photography was invented in the 1820s and 1830s.

Native Hope

Native Hope

"The fascinating images, dating back more than 100 years, include two cute Ojibwa babies in beautifully decorated cradleboards (traditional baby carriers); Taqui, a Hopi snake priest bedecked in a huge silver necklace; and a family portrait of members of the Ute tribe looking proudly towards the camera."

Curbed NY

Curbed NY

A community-organized archaeological dig saved this historic Brooklyn settlement, founded by a James Weeks.

More In Common Show

Some of our Native American inhabitants in NYC.

"This is the land that we originally came from."

The Lenape tribe were the original inhabitants of Manhattan, New York until they were forced to leave 300 years ago. Tribes from across the country came back to New York for this pow wow to celebrate culture, friendship, and love.


Interesting video.

Голландия зимой 1917 года. Видео восстановлено в Нидерландском институте кино EYE.

Curbed NY
Curbed NY

Curbed NY

How immigrants shaped the city’s buildings and streetscape.

The Vintage News
The Vintage News

The Vintage News

Amazing images from around the globe paint a colorful picture of people and places a century ago.

Curbed NY
Curbed NY

Curbed NY

The story of one of NYC’s greatest architectural losses.

Art Horse Magazine

From about the time our fire department started

From our back issue 11::: The Fire House Horse::: check out this little movie of fire horses being harnessed, ca. 1903. Watch how fast a team can harness and be out the door--faster than modern fire engines. OUT IN FIFTEEN SECONDS! Look how quickly the gray horse is ready to go--The single-horse buggy you see just at the end (on left) is probably a Morgan pulling the Fire Cheif. Enjoy! We've uploaded another Fire Horse video too--so be sure to check the Video Gallery.

Anyone have early photos from this timeperiod?
The Vintage News

Anyone have early photos from this timeperiod?

Amazing historic photos of people born in the 18th century!

Looks nice.

Looks nice.

A woman in a cab, New York City, 1910.

Peril and Promise

More New York history.

"You're the future, and you seem to get more than anybody that this planet is in peril." Filmmaker Kristi Jacobson on why she spoke to high school students for her doc "Take Back the Harbor," airing on Discovery:

[Billion Oyster Project, MetroFocus]

Interesting photos from some of the early fire departments jn California.

Interesting photos from some of the early fire departments jn California.

Excerpt from an 1890 edition of the PD and vintage photos of our city's fire stations and staff:
The Firemen’s Drill
The streets surrounding the courthouse, Friday evening, were thronged with people to witness the practice drill of the several companies composing the Fire Department. At a few minutes after 8 o’clock, the alarm was sounded from the city hall bell and a grand rush was made by all of the companies for the corner of Third street and Exchange avenue. The new hose carriage, with members of Eureka Hose Company, started from the lower station, the Engine Company, Hook-and-Ladder Company, and Hose Company started from the city hall and the juvenile hose team from the engine house on Fifth Street. They all made a good run for it, but to the juveniles belonged the victory. They ran down Fifth street to B, down B to Third and up Third to the intersection of Main, beating the hose carriage from the Eureka Company’s house. The Eurekas laid their hose in excellent style and in good time, as did the other companies, and the hook-and-ladder boys had their cart out and ladders and pipe up to the Grand Hotel roof long before the water began to flow. Fully twelve minutes were consumed in getting up steam, which time can be greatly reduced after a little practice. The drill was witnessed with lively interest.
Source: May 17, 1890 Santa Rosa Press Democrat

More on the motor parkway.

More on the motor parkway.

Long Island Motor Parkway
Eastern Terminus

This is an interesting map for Indigenous history that we will use for our New Hyde Park Museum history presentations. R...
This App Can Tell You the Indigenous History of the Land You Live On

This is an interesting map for Indigenous history that we will use for our New Hyde Park Museum history presentations. Rose Cosenza Spano has a nice history presentation she gives and we will see what we can add from this.

Enter your ZIP code into the Native Lands App and an interactive map will tell you the area’s original language and tribal ties.

How some of our ancestors got here.
Italian Sons and Daughters of America

How some of our ancestors got here.

Before it's consumed by time, there's an urgency to understand the sacrifice and struggle of our Italian ancestors, who risked the familiar in search of a future.


1420 Jericho Tpke
New Hyde Park, NY


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AUTHOR MEET & GREET! Take Flight with Dr. Natalie Naylor and Long Island’s Pioneer Women Aviators! Tues., July 9 2pm Dr. Natalie Naylor, the president of the Nassau County Historical Society and retired Hofstra University history professor, takes us on a journey with Long Island’s pioneer women pilots. Hillside Public Library, 155 Lakeville Road, New Hyde Park 11040 Register 516-355-7850 ext 301 or online
One of my favorites
This is interesting footage.
Notice long skirts and that was 1911.
Interesting clip.
This is a good resource.
Jericho Turnpike was a native American trail. Have to see if we can see the connection to any of these.
Another mystery photo.
Very close to us. And this is 1927.
Some more great local footage.
Great efforts from the ladies walking around. We are lucky with our Hillside Public Library .