A Syosset Scrapbook 

 Part Eight

 

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Memorabilia


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Charles T. Duryea, Civil War-era politician, lived in Syosset.
Photo is signed on reverse, Charles T. Duryea, Syosset, Queens Co.


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Maps of Syosset, 1873 (courtesy of Nancy E. Lutz) and 1984
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Left, 1873 Map of Oyster Bay Township
Right, detail of Syosset
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Left, Map of Nassau County 1906, Syosset and vicinity
Right, detail of Syosset
An area on both sides of the LIRR tracks, west of present day Jackson Avenue and south of the Rail Road station was known as Nassau Heights.
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 Map of Syosset (Syossett) 1914
Note:  what is now Berry Hill Road in Syosset was named Cold Spring Road.
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 Map of  Syosset, 1927
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 Map of Nassau County 1939, Syosset and vicinity
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 The Old Locust Valley Stage Line
1880 Advertisement from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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 John S. Cheshire, Cider Maker
1880 Advertisement from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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 Underhill Bros.
1881 Advertisement from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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 Farms for Sale:  Nicholas Schenck
1881 Advertisement from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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 Farm for Sale:  Charles Story
1881 Advertisement from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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D. V. Horton
1881 Advertisement from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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Jackson Farm Auction
1881 Advertisement from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)



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"Aunt Polly" Denton obituary
1881 from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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T. S. Walters
1883 Advertisement from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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Stray cow found
1881 from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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Concerning the Alart & McGuire Pickle Factory
1894 from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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Pickle bottle from Alart & McGuire


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Left, Devine and Cheshire 1896
Right, John R. Devine 1898 (not a thumbnail)
Advertisements from the East Norwich Enterprise
(images courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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George A. Cheshire
1896 Advertisement from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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Left, Albert Cheshire and Sons 1896
Right, Albert Cheshire
1898 Advertisements from the East Norwich Enterprise
(images courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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N. Ryan
1898 Advertisement from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)



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Sketch of a clown, signed "M. J. Griscom."  
"Lloyd C. Griscom Syosset N. Y.  Clown 1917" is written on the back.
Lloyd Carpenter Griscom (1872-1959) was a lawyer who served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War and was U.S. Minister to Persia, 1901-02, Japan, 1902-06, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, 1906-07, Italy, 1907-09 and a delegate to the Republican National Convention from New York, 1912. 


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Philip Livingston Jones' Venture Farm Jerseys ad, 1918
"Registered, tuberculin tested animals of all ages
and both sexes always for sale"


                                                                                       

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Antique gold crucifix, engraved on back Syosset LI and signed M. S. Tiffany February 11, 1921  


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Foxhunt horn brought from England and used by huntsman John Richard Greenway of Syosset
 from 1920 to early 1940s in Syosset and vicinity.  Inscription on horn reads:  1851 (unreadable symbol) 1862 KÖHLER & SONS Makers (From Covent Garden) 186 Piccadilly London. 
(photo courtesy of Lois Ann Greenway Helser) 


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Lulu Brower, stage dancer and instructor
Ads from 1920s


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Tragic death of Everett Cornwell, 1931
Syosset Fire Department elects officers
"Stanley Cathcosky" was Stanley "Cement" Kwiatkowski
(discovered by Florence Kwiatkowski Sendrowski)


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Account of the Samuel Budd family at the Andrew Wencko Grocery at 10 Jackson Avenue
The sales are from September 2nd and 3rd, 1932.
Note the 3 packs of Luckies for 45 cents.
(images courtesy of Mary Wencko Gaida)

                                                               

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Funeral Mass Cards for friends Catherine Keibel (Farmingdale) and Estella Tylicki (daughter of Stanley and Josephine Tylicki of Syosset)
Both died tragically March 14, 1936, killed while crossing Jericho turnpike.  They were 16 years old.
(images courtesy of Mary Wencko Gaida)

 

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Instructions for expectant mothers from
Dr. Karl Horn, Oyster Bay Road (later Jackson Avenue) c. 1940


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Bill for incidental expenses incurred during a one-week childbirth stay in Huntington Hospital in 1940:  phone, $2.50; radio, $1.00; circumcision, $2.00


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Donald A. Boslet, photographer, pictured with prize shot after receiving first prize in the Hicksville High School photography contest
(from Newsday, February 18, 1941)


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c. 1940s pin left by Robert Boslet
Could SLA stand for Syosset Ladies Auxiliary?


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Syosset news from the Long Islander, March 4, 1943
For the entire article, click here: http://apa3.olivesoftware.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=TElTLzE5NDMv
MDMvMDQjQXIwMDgwOA%3D%3D&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom


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D. E. Twist, coal dealer, receipt, April 10, 1944
1 Ton Nut sold to Stanley Kwiatkowski for $14.45
Nut coal is small coal that will pass through screens with one half to two inch wide openings.  (courtesy of Florence Kwiatkowski Sendrowski)


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Front and back cover of HANDY GUIDE for local towns including Syosset
Year 1945-46

Below,  ads from local businesses in the HANDY GUIDE
 

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Left, includes some residential addresses and phone numbers


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"Ode of an Immigrant" (original copy #5) by Curt Stiler
written July 1946
Inge F. Stiler owned Syosset Florist which originally was in the building that later housed Bahnhof's and moved later to 320 Jackson Avenue. 
(image courtesy of the Kwiatkowski Family)


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Tax Levy for property at Beatrice Ave. and Humphrey Dr.,1946
The annual bill was 64.31! 
(images courtesy of Joseph Freitas)


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Old postcard:  "Better Leave the Noise and Heat.  Come to Syosset, N. Y. 
 It Can't Be Beat"


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Piece of airplane that crash landed in Hurley's Field (off Split Rock Road), Jan. 10, 1954 (retrieved from the field by Robin Boslet)
The pilot walked away, unhurt.

 

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This is a T-33, similar to the one that crashed.
"When the plane crashed I was in the living room of our home at 9 Ryan Street, when I heard a loud whooshing sound, and our house seemed to shake.  It was the plane gliding to a landing on the snow covered farm, which the pilot thought was a lake.  Given that our house was at the top of a slight hill close to the farm, the plane must have come very, very close to our house.  I soon heard the fire engines, and then ran across the farm to see the plane.  As I recall, the damage was not great, and the pilot was uninjured.  The sound of the plane passing overhead and the shaking of the house are still vivid memories 50 years later."  Bob Holm


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Fairchild F-27 metal airplane model with original box, made by Hallmark Models, Syosset, c. '50s


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Jaw of a baby shark found on beach 
in Cold Spring Harbor, 1960


                                               

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Thermometer/barometer and letter opener from Syosset Nurseries (note phone numbers)


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 Cover of catalogue, 1950
Walter J. Guille Inc, flower bulb specialists


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Syosset Nurseries, (also known as Ritchie's), advertisement, 1962


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Left, Consider the Lilies, issued by W. E. Marshall & Co., Inc., 1932.
Right, William Emerson Marshall among his lilies.
His Lily Field and Trial Grounds were located in Syosset behind
Syosset Nurseries on Jackson Avenue.


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How to reach the Lily Field, 1932


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Bank of Syosset
money bag


Bank of Syosset
deposit envelope


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35th Anniversary mug, Syosset branch of the Norstar Bank
The Hempstead Bank acquired the Bank of Syosset in 1953 and eventually became Norstar and then Fleet Bank.


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Hempstead bank ad, 1962


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Cardboard Santa from Island Federal Savings and Loan Association
"START YOUR Christmas Club TODAY!"


                                                        

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Island Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1963 and 1973 advertisements


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Island Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1965 advertisement
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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Boslet Photo Service,  1940s


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Amateur radio station verification report (QSL card)
 sent from Syosset ("On The Gold Coast"), Sept. 13, 1948


                                                          

 

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More QSL cards sent from Syosset 
(image third row left courtesy of Warren Mills)


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Yardstick from Coombs & Oliver Hardware Store


                                                                                                                
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Bag and photo envelope from Weinstock's on Jackson Avenue, around 1950 
  Weinstock's later became Weintraub's.


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Weintraub's
April 1952 Advertisement from the East Norwich Enterprise
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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Photo envelope from  Weintraub's


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Weintraub's, 1956 advertisement


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Blotter from C & R Printing Company, c. 1950
Note the telephone number, SYosset 6-0929-M.
A letter after the last four numbers denotes a "party" line.


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Tin from Roulston's Store on Jackson Ave. (later J. W. Baker & Son)


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First Day Cover sent to Syosset's "mayor"
and the people of his "fine community"


                                                                                                            
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Left, coat hanger (reads "Syosset & Merrick, N.Y.")
 from Fieldwood Men's Shop, 41 Jackson Ave, c. 1950s
Right, Syosset Casuals (formerly Lady Fieldwood) and Fieldwood, advertisement, 1962


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Fieldwood advertisement, 1955


                                                                           

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Vintage Stetson hat from Fieldwood's


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Garment bag from Fieldwood
(images courtesy of Barbra Broidy)


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Franklyn (misspelled "Franklin") of New York and Syosset, 1959 advertisement


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Fur coat owned by Nellie Boslet, from
Furs by Franklyn of Syosset, LI, 56 W. Jericho Turnpike

 

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Vintage mink wrap from Franklyn's

 

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Vintage coat from Franklyn's


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Notice for estate sale including furntiture and sculpture
from Roy Leventritt of Syosset


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           Matchbook covers from the Hicksville Farmers Market off Jericho Turnpike, Syosset

                                                        
                                                                                       
                                                                        

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Promotional lighter  and penknife from Syosset Truck Sales Inc., c. 1950s


Below,  1952 ads from local businesses 
(images courtesy of Tom Montalbano)
 


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Below,  March 1952 ads from local businesses 
(images courtesy of Tom Montalbano
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Below,  1953 ads from local businesses 
(images courtesy of Tom Montalbano)

 

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Below,  1956 ads from The Syosset Spartans Official Program 
(courtesy of Shirlee Sarver Iacono)

 

 

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Gun sight and servo for aircraft use, c. 1950s
from Specialties Inc. "Skunks Misery Road, Syosset, L. I. N. Y."
Originally in Lattingtown, "when Specialties, Inc., moved from Skunk's Misery Road to Syosset, they supposedly petitioned the Postal Service to maintain their unique address.
"  S. Berliner III


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Specialties Inc. handbook, 1955
"For the technical man away from his desk"

 

 

Cars


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William L. Knettel's cars
Left, Stutz
(images courtesy of Diane Oley)


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Gordon McAuliffe's Woody
(image courtesy of Maureen McAuliffe Smith)


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William Haire
's restored 1948 Plymouth wooden station wagon
It was "originally sold by James Frontero and his Chrysler/Plymouth dealership in Bayville to Mrs. F.A. Tobin of Woodside Acres on Muttontown Road in December, 1948. She titled it in her name and that of Woodside Acres until her death in 1960 when it went to her son, W. Douglas Burden of Charlotte, Vermont." William Haire
(images courtesy of William Haire)


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Al and Charlie Weidig in Al's yellow 1953 Chevy convertible. 
The house visible in the background was Rocco Serena's house, at the southwest corner of Dawes Ave and Jackson Ave.
(image courtesy of Charles Weidig)


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Florence Kwiatkowski's 1954 Cadillac convertible
"I had more fun with that car.  Couldn't close the garage doors and had only inches to
spare on each side.  After pulling the car in, I had to swing over the back fin and slide
down the trunk.  I was so skinny at that time and folks said that five of me
could fit in the front seat.  Is it possible that gas was under 30 cents?"  Florence
 (image courtesy of Florence Kwiatkowski Sendrowski)


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Marie Manning's  '57 Olds convertible
(image courtesy of Marie Manning)


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Richard De Asla standing by his 1960 Chevy, c. January 1960
 (image courtesy of Richard De Asla)


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Charles Ferri and his Mercury wagon
(image courtesy of Stephanie Ferri Green)


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Tommy Taylor's cars
Left, 1960
Right, 1961, with Tommy
(images courtesy of Diane Oley)


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Helmer Delin's cars
Left, 1936 Ford, searching for the Bagatelle Nursery c. 1952,  sold for $5 in 1954
Center, 1949 Ford, c. 1954, junked 1959
Right, 1959 Anglia, bought new for $995
Unlike the Anglia in "Harry Potter," this one couldn't get up a hill.
Below, 1962 Volkswagen ragtop, bought new for $1,495, now owned by grandson Eric, residing and still going strong in Staten Island, N.Y., a valuable antique
"Once he got it, he got it right."  John Delin


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George A. Valente's 1932 Ford street rod, c. 60s
(courtesy of George Valente) 


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Syosset vanity plates
left, Mike Mark's; right Charles Reiss'
(courtesy of Michael Mark)


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Big discount at Comet Car Wash!


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Comet Car Wash, 1960 advertisement


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Cartoon in Syosset Advance, 1959


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1960 advertisement in LI Living for Gourmet Kitchen Inc., 45 Cold Spring Road


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Souvenir glass ashtray from Champion Storm Window Corporation on Eileen Way, c. '60s


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Mars Electronics (sellers of communications equipment), 135 Eileen Way, advertisement in CQ magazine, November 1963 


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Vintage key chain from Post Liquors
(image courtesy of Larry Chernow)


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45 rpm record of Syosset musician Richard Maltby and His Orchestra
He was hired by Paul Whiteman in the late 1930s, then moved on to work for Benny Goodman in the 1940s; he formed his own big band in the early 1950s.  He then arranged for Lawrence Welk's television show.  Maltby wrote a serious piece, "Threnody: Requiem for John F. Kennedy," after the president's assassination.


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45 rpm record of Syosset musician Bill Stegmeyer and His Orchestra
He played clarinet with Bob Crosby (1939-40) and in the '40s worked and arranged for Billy Butterfield, Yank Lawson, Bobby Hackett, Will Bradley and Billie Holiday (1945-47).  Stegmeyer arranged for the popular "Hit Parade" television show during 1950-58 and was staff conductor for CBS in the 1960s.


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78 rpm record of the Bill Stegmeyer Octet
(image courtesy of Steven Becker)


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The Furys, c. 1960
These Syosset High School classmates performed for several years before disbanding in 1961.
unidentified (non-band member), Ralph Stanio, guitar,
 Ray Orobona, drums, unidentified announcer, Vinnie Messina, lead singer, Joe Getz, guitar


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Business card of the '60s Long Island band, the Takers
The group consisted of John Dizek, Allen Kahn, Bob Snoody,
Bill Tracy and Larry Zampino.
(image courtesy of Audrey Schwartz)


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45 rpm record, 1967, of the '60s Syosset band, the Reasons Why
Personnel:  Dan "Fing"  Horton, lead guitar, Al Stegmeyer, drums, Buzz Feiten, bass/vocals and Steve Beckmeier, rhythm guitar/vocals.
The group, as shown at top (probably at the Village School):  Dan Horton is in front; back, left to right:  Doug Stegmeyer, Al Stegmeyer and Buzz Feiten.
(images courtesy of Jeanne Sittig Moore)


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45 rpm record of the Reasons Why
(image courtesy of Steven Becker)


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45 rpm record of the '60s Long Island band, the Hassles
The group, as shown at top c. 1967, consisted of Billy Joel, keyboard (who, in 1966, replaced original member Harry Weber, organist and Syosset resident), Jon Small, drums, Richard McKenna, guitar (a Syosset resident), John Dizek, vocals, and Howie Blauvelt, bass.
The Hassles formed in 1964 and disbanded in 1969.


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Beckmeier Brothers album, 1979
From Syosset, Freddie Beckmeier (blue shirt and vest) and Steve Beckmeier (leather jacket)
The other band members are David Kalish, Richard Haywood and R. A. Martin.
(images courtesy of Jeanne Sittig Moore)


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Memories from Dr. Freeman's office on Ira Road;
Pam Boslet's glasses, c. mid-'50s


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 Dr. Freeman's office; 1962 advertisement


 

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Syosset Advance,
October 16, 1959


Syosset Tribune,
August 1, 1963
(Photo of Mr. & Mrs.
Thomas Nowak)


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 Chamber of Commerce booklet,
printed by Berry Hill Press, 1957
(images courtesy of the Wencko and Kwiatkowski families)


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Members of the Chamber of Commerce, c. 1957


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Back of the Chamber of Commerce map of Syosset, early 1960s

 


Below,  ads from local businesses in the Syosset Advance 1955-1960:
 

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samuel_smith_ad_1955.jpg (57356 bytes) centre_station_ad_1955.jpg (139614 bytes)

    

 

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Below, booster ads from local establishments in the Country Fair program, Woodbury Methodist Church, 1962:
                               

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Puccio'sDistributors.jpg (34620 bytes) Puccio'sGarage.jpg (29685 bytes)

    

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Abalene Oil, 92 Jackson Ave., 1962 and 1973 advertisements


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 Ad for Syosset Bicycle Shop, 71 Jackson Avenue
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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 1965 Ad for Syosset Bicycle Shop, 71 Jackson Avenue
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)

 


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 Christmas tree ornament purchased by John Delin, c. 1952,
from National Five and Ten, 25 Jackson Avenue


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Vintage key ring from Shop Wise Drug Store
(image courtesy of Larry Chernow)


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The Nautical Shop, Jericho Turnpike and Burke Lane
vintage matchbook cover


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Vintage matchbook cover from Locost Liquors, S. Oyster bay Rd and Jerchico Turnpike


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Ticket to Hunt Brothers Circus, c.1950s
The circus performed off Jackson Avenue in Locust Grove.


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Vintage scraper


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Cover of A Child's Grace, by Ernest Claxton with photographs by Contance Bannister,Syosset's well-known baby photgrapher, 1948
 Right:  Inscription written by Ms Bannister to Patrick Wright, one of her first child models
(Images courtesy of Pat Wright)


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Article about Patrick Wright and Constance Bannister from Coronet, 1948
(Image courtesy of Pat Wright)


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Baby Banters---by Bannister, New York Sun, October 1, 1948
Starring Patrick Wright
(Image courtesy of Pat Wright)


     

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"It Tickles" calendar, 1959, published for U.S. Steel Supply 
by Constance Bannister
 Click on the thumbnails to enlarge;
for a more legible reading of the note by Ms. Bannister,
 click here:  Text  (Note the last line and closing.)


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From a set of playing cards advertising Salmick Brake Service on Jericho Turnpike, c. late 50s 
Photos by Constance Bannister

 


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Appointment books, 1960-1962, by Constance Bannister
Click on the thumbnails to enlarge;
for a more legible reading, click here:  Text  


     

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"Tampering With Taxes is a Ticklish Situation" by Constance Bannister, 1966 


                                                                        

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"Holy Deadlock" by Constance Bannister, 1970


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Constance Bannister
1913-2005
New York Times obituary


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Syosset Hospital Volunteen cap, 1962


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Florence Phillips, Queen of the Seabees, 1962
(images courtesy of Warren Mills)


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Ladies compact, never used, purchased from Syosset Casuals, 39 Jackson Ave. c. 1963 
 (courtesy of Florence Kwiatkowski Sendrowski)


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Mallard duck hand carved in 1963 by H. Hargrove, Syosset


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Box from Lady Cake Shop, 336 Jericho Turnpike
(images provided by Larry Chernow in memory of Pat Lowry) 


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Photo envelope from Syosset Camera advertising the 1964 New York World's Fair


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PENNYSAVER OF SYOSSET
August 26, 1964

Below,  ads from local businesses in the PENNYSAVER

 

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Front and back cover of Syosset Hometown U.S.A 
1965

Below,  ads from local businesses in Syosset Hometown U.S.A 
 

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Ad for Syosset Funeral Home, 1965
(image courtesy of Tom Montalbano)


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Program and menu for the Syosset League of Mercy Hospital International Luncheon Fashion Show, November 6, 1966
The Syosset League of Mercy served Mercy Hospital in Rockville Centre, now Mercy Medical Center.
Mrs. William McGurk, wife of the former Syosset Board of Education President, was on the decorating committee.
Mrs. Robert Jessop was a model representing the United States.
Acknowledgements included:  Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, Princess Grace of Monaco,
Senator Robert Kennedy, Viennese Coach Restaurant, Mah Jong Restaurant and other Syosset restaurants and companies.
Sweepstakes gifts included an ink drawing from Robert Kennedy, luncheon for two at the Maine Maid and a Westinghouse bulb assortment.


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Captivating Cookery, a recipe collection published by the 
Syosset League of Mercy Hospital, c. '50s;
two recipes by Alice Hofgren
(images courtesy of Suzanne Berger)


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Vintage label from the 60s

 

Below, 1973 advertisements:

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Bob Zito's (SHS '69) book, The Misfits of Channel 10, is "about coming of age in the '60s and the huge part that Lafayette Radio's warehouse in Syosset, its equipment and CB Radio played in this process."
(images courtesy of Bob Zito)


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 Catalog from Lafayette Radio, 111 Jericho Turnpike, 1962 


 

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 Catalogs from Lafayette Radio:  1971, 1973, 1974 
(images courtesy of Bob Zito)


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Lafayette ruler, 1962
(courtesy of Jonathan Borkum)

 

 


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Lafayette information


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Lafayette opera glass and description
"This opera glass surely will help you to satisfy such your eyes' desire."


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Lafayette solid state radio purchased by Bob Boslet, c. '70s


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Lafayette Dyna-Com walkie-talkie, early '70s


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Lafayette 150-in-1 electronic experimenter's kit


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Lafayette "D" batteries


 

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lafayette_tapes_3.jpg (43096 bytes)

 

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Vintage audio tape boxes from Lafayette


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Bag from Royal Card and Gift, 103 Jackson Avenue, c. '80s


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 The Mobil oil tanker Syosset, c. 1989
  It was originally the ARCO Endeavor, built in 1959, and became a Mobil ship in the early '80s.
Bottom, Michael Mann on deck and the life ring hanging in the Mann's backyard
(images courtesy of Laurie and Michael Mann)


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Word game from Fashions of The TImes, c. 2000
Right, the detail with Syosset as one of the word choices to fill in the blanks


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Syossetopoly
Board game with images from Tom Montalbano's Syosset


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Bag from Maria's Gift Shop, 35 Jackson Avenue, 2008


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Syosset buttons

 


   Listen to Joseph Boslet talk about Syosset in 1991; click here:  Syosset Today



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