Posts By:Emily Leonardo

Storytime with Mary Jane

Thank you for joining Montauk Library’s Storytime with Mary Jane! Today Mary Jane will be reading Biblioburro by Jeanette Winter.

Throwback Thursday- 1947 Sportsman’s Show

Sportsman’s Shows were attended by Montauk fishermen on a regular basis throughout the heyday period of trophy fishing, from the 1930s to the 1960s. These trade shows took place in New York City, often in the armory in the Bronx. In this image from 1947 we see Frank Tuma (1899-1961) in the Montauk booth, and… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Perry B.

         Chip Duryea’s compiled writings have recently been published in a book entitled Full Circle. Perry III is the official name, but Chip, as he is called, was instrumental in bringing the Lobster Deck restaurant into successful fruition alongside his father, Perry II. “He was the visionary and I was the implementer,”… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Montauk Grand Prix

     There has been a resurgence of interest in the two auto races that took place in Montauk during the summers of 1939 and 1940. Sponsored by the American Road Racing Club, this event filled Montauk with excited spectators who set up chairs at strategic positions to experience the action firsthand.      This… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- 8th Grade Graduation

     From the collection of Celina McDonald Seitz we get this picture taken right after her 8th-grade graduation from the Montauk School, standing alongside her schoolmates Maria Grimes Short and Joyce Miller Talley. It’s an important day. The girls are dressed up, holding their diplomas tied with ribbons.      When an archives receives… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Greenery Scenery Benefit Card

     A thank-you card sent to volunteers in 1972 who had made the Montauk Village Association’s Greenery Scenery event so memorable was designed by local artist Frank Borth. It was donated to the Montauk Library by Phyllis Clemenz, onetime MVA President, whose daughter Annie, shaking her head and smiling, said, “Oh, the stories my… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Nor’easter Aftermath

     It has always been assumed that the motel structure in this photograph taken by Dave Edwardes was the victim of a hurricane. However, we learned recently that the damage was actually wrought by a Nor’easter on November 6, 1953. Although we aren’t sure of this motel’s identity, we can take a guess, thanks… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Panoramic View Postcard

Postcard of The Panoramic View, Inc., Old Montauk Highway      The archives at the Montauk Library holds a rich collection of postcards, many of which represent now-defunct Montauk motels from days gone by. It makes sense that motel owners would have created their own postcards; it was a cheap but ingenious form of advertising…. Read more »

Throwback Thursday- The Dock

     This great shot from the Montauk Library’s Al Holden Collection was taken in 1988. The fish tank over the bar has been replaced by a boxing print, and the name has changed to The Dock Bar and Grill, but other than that the Dock Rest doesn’t look that different from the way it… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Carl Fisher’s Surf Club Aerial View

     Ken Weldon worked from 1963 through the 1980s at the Montauk Beach Company selling real estate. The 1960s were high times for sales in Montauk housing developments like Culloden Shores.      Some of the maps and paper records used by Ken were donated to the Montauk Library by Ken and Loretta Weldon,… Read more »