A Syosset Scrapbook

Created by Pamela Boslet Buskin (Apr. 17, 1945—Feb. 4, 2006) and John Delin 



Update:  I have decided to no longer add new images to this website. Rather, new images will be posted on the Syosset Scrapbook Facebook Page, easily found with a Facebook Search, "Syosset Scrapbook." This site will remain as is and a link from Facebook is on the Facebook Page.  Syosset Alumni News will be treated the same. Thanks for your continued support!




My book for Arcadia Publishing.  Images of America:  Syosset People and Places went on sale in August 2008.  While you will recognize many images from this site, there are many new ones and extensive text.  I believe you will want to hold this Syosset book in your hands and enjoy it!  Syosset People and Places is dedicated in loving memory to Pamela Boslet Buskin.  She would have co-authored it had she lived.

For those of you who no longer live in Syosset or Long Island, you can order Syosset People and Places from
Arcadiapublishing.com, Amazon
and other book sellers


Click here for my interview with Kim and Jim on KJOY radio, 8/22/08:  Radio Interview

Pictures from my successful book signing at the Syosset Borders 8/23/08:

(photos courtesy of Christina Delin Ruggiero)

Welcome home to Syosset!

"To some of you, Syosset is still home, a vibrant, ever-changing community.  To others, Syosset exists only in your memories.

To all of you, we hope you will enjoy this brief trip home." Pamela Boslet Buskin (1945-2006)

"Nearly all of the old town can only be seen in memories and in eyes closed resurrections in front of the new boring unaesthetic fleeting structures. Many houses and churches, tho, are still there   The Rail Road tracks and Rail Road station remain but the surrounding stores contain only ghosts"--John Delin 


There are thousands of images.

Many photographs and memorabilia are from Pamela Boslet Buskin's collection; some are from John Delin's.  Many of the photographs were taken by Pam's father, Robert Boslet, or by Bob's brothers, Joseph and Donald.   There are numerous late 19th and early 20th century photographs by George Edward VanSise (1873-1965).  A number of pictures were originally posted on eBay.  Several photos of recent vintage are from the Web sites of various institutions. Other acknowledgments are listed with the images.

Listen to the late Joseph Boslet Jr., interviewed by Isabel Goldenkoff at the Syosset Public Library as he reminisces about old Syosset.  We placed excerpts from this 1991 tape throughout Scrapbook.  You may have to temporarily disable your firewall in order to access the sound files.
Look for the signs.   If you live in Syosset, visit the library to borrow the entire tape and tapes featuring other longtime Syosset residents.  If you wish to listen to the tapes in the library, call the library first to see if they have a tape player; otherwise bring your own.

Look for videos: 

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Joe Boslet with parts of model airplane, 1937, and Joe on right with younger brother Don and mother Winifred, c. 1957.
(click on pictures to enlarge)

If you can identify anyone in a picture who is not named, please tell me.

If you notice any inaccuracies or have further information regarding any of the pictures, please tell me.

To contact me or to send me comments , click here.  


Pamela Boslet

Split Rock School, 1954

Syosset, 2000

John Delin

Split Rock School, 1954

Syosset, 2000


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Feel free to copy any of the images for personal use.  If you'd like to display any on a Website, please let me know.  Use the following credit:  From "A Syosset Scrapbook," courtesy of John Delin.

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Click here:   Syosset Scrapbook Part One

Scenes around Town       

Click here:   Syosset Scrapbook Part Two



Lollipop Farm

Sports, Clubs and Organizations

Click here:   Syosset Scrapbook Part Three


Syosset Post Office

Syosset Fire Department

Syosset and World War II

Click here:   Syosset Scrapbook Part Four


Local Restaurants and Bars

Boslet's Restaurant

Click here:   Syosset Scrapbook Part Five

Syosset Schools

Click here:   Syosset Scrapbook Part Six


Syosset High School

Local Houses of Worship

Click here:   Syosset Scrapbook Part Seven


Long Island Rail Road

Syosset Area Estates

Click here:   Syosset Scrapbook Part Eight


Click here:   Syosset Scrapbook Part Nine

Syosset Houses

Click here:   Syosset Scrapbook Part Ten

Syosset People

Click here:   Syosset Scrapbook Part Eleven

Other Long Island Scenes

Click here:   Syosset Scrapbook Part Twelve

Syosset Stories



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