Posts By:Emily Leonardo

Throwback Thursday – Meals at the Montauk Manor

Meals at the Montauk Manor, 1940s Manor staff carry buffet trays, 1940s Manor dining room, circa 1940s  Two black and white photographs depicting the splendor of meals at the Montauk Manor in the 1940s, and the enthusiasm of diners at the time.  Al Holden and Richard T. Gilmartin Collections Montauk Library Archives Seconds, anyone? In… Read more »

Throwback Thursday – Wild Turkeys

“Wild Turkeys,” 1923 Black and white photograph Montauk Library Archives   Wild turkeys, once nearly extinct, have had a rebound, including in Montauk, as anyone who drives on “the new highway” in Montauk and spots them on the roadside will attest. They were highly prized by Native Americans and European colonists alike, and formed the… Read more »

Throwback Thursday – Happy Birthday, Teddy Bear!

Roosevelt, Camp Wikoff Mascots, 1898 Black and white photograph of Teddy Roosevelt at Camp Wikoff with the camp’s mascots, which returned from the Spanish-American War with the troops Al Holden Collection Montauk Library Archives Readers might well ask what this photograph of soldiers playing with a mountain lion, a dog, and an eagle at Camp… Read more »

Throwback Thursday – Cattle drive photographer uncovered!

“A herd hits trail out Montauk way,” May 6, 1955 Photography by Times photographer Patrick A. Burns Scanned New York Times clipping Craig Tuthill Collection Montauk Library Archives Cattle drives are part of the collective memory of people who live in Montauk.  For over 300 years, cattle and sheep fed off the moors, shearing the landscape into smooth mounds… Read more »

Throwback Thursday- Pictorial Maps

Pictorial maps enjoyed great popularity from the 1930s to the 1950s, and partnered beautifully with tourism and the travel industry.  This gem was designed by Harry A. Chandler, a popular creator of bird’s eye views and pictorial maps whose ads could be found in NYC papers during the early part of the 20th century.  This… Read more »

Throwback Thursday – The Fisherman

“The Fisherman,” ca. 1960 Original artwork by Bob Paganucci, graphic designer Illustration for the New York Mirror; Ink and poster white on brown chipboard Bob Paganucci Collection Montauk Library Archives Bob Paganucci, who pens poetry and wrote the song Montauk, shows equal artistry in his graphic design. The founder of Paganucci Design in New York City built a… Read more »