Bailey Family Archive

Digital PML now features a collection of materials in the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room pertaining to the Bailey Family. In this collection are various materials relating to the Bailey Family donated by Robert Bailey, Jr., including historic photographs of Patchogue businesses and historic photographs of the Bailey family.

Posted June 29, 2017
Edgar A. Sharp Collection

Edgar A. Sharp

Digital PML now features a collection of materials in the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room pertaining to Edgar A. Sharp (1876-1948), Patchogue native, and the first person to be elected to represent the First Congressional District of New York State in 1944. Most notably, the collection contains a number of photographs taken by both Sharp and Robert Bailey, Sr. while touring, for several weeks after the Armistice, areas of Europe left devastated by the first World War. The collection was donated by Robert Bailey, Jr., Sharp's godson.

We are also proud to announce that Digital PML has reached a milestone of more than 500 items!

Posted April 6, 2017
Camp Upton Photograph Collection

A collection of photographs of Camp Upton from the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room has just been added.

Contained in this collection are photographs and postcards which depict some activities of the soldiers serving at Camp Upton, N.Y. during both World Wars, including pictures of the barracks, soldiers at work and at play, new recruits, various buildings on the site of the Camp, and soldiers making trips to and from the Camp.

The Camp was active from 1917 to 1920 and from 1940 to 1946, during which time it helped train and prepare new soldiers. Later, the Army used the site as a convalescent and rehabilitation hospital for wounded veterans returning from the second World War. The site upon which the Camp was once located is now occupied by Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Posted March 8, 2017
Hurricane Of 1938 Photographs Collection Complete
Posted January 11, 2017
Hurricane Of 1938 Photographs Collection Started

Digital PML has started a new collection of historical photographs taken in Suffolk County in the aftermath of the 1938 New England Hurricane. The first item in this collection, an album of photographs showing damage done by the hurricane in the Fire Island, N.Y. area, is now available for viewing.

There's more to come!

Posted September 26, 2016
Patchogue Scenes Photograph Collection

Now available on Digital PML is a collection of photographs and drawings, mostly dating from the early Twentieth Century, in the collection of the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room that depict various outdoor scenes and places in Patchogue. Included in these are images of Patchogue's streets, stores, hotels, mills, factories, restaurants, public buildings, schools, churches, trolley and railroad.

The collection is in two volumes, Volume 1 and Volume 2.

The identities of the photographers are unrecorded, and some of the images are photographic blowups and reproductions of postcard images in the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room Postcards collection.

Posted March 23, 2016
400 Items!

Today, we hit another milestone on Digital PML of 400 digitized items!

We have also started a new collection containing photographs and drawings, mostly dating from the early Twentieth Century, in the collection of the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room that depict various outdoor scenes and places in Patchogue. Included in these are images of Patchogue's streets, stores, hotels, mills, factories, restaurants, public buildings, schools, churches, trolley and railroad. At present, the collection is approximately one third complete; there are many more to come!

Posted December 9, 2015
Rare Eastern Indian Photo Series, [Set 1]

Martha Boardman And Daughter, c. 1874

A collection of 44 rare historic photographs of the Shinnecock Indian tribe is now available for viewing and research.

This series of photographs is held in the collection of the South Huntington Library in Huntington Station, N.Y., and it has been digitized and presented here through their kind courtesy and with their kind permission.

We also have a new collection, Suffolk County Histories, which has been started with one item, "Early History Of Suffolk County, L.I.", a paper read before the Long Island Historical Society on November 16, 1865.

Digital PML now includes almost 400 items! And next to come is an exciting series of photographs of street scenes from Patchogue dating from the early 20th Century.

Posted November 13, 2015
Red Thunder Cloud Rare Eastern Indian Photo Series

The "Red Thunder Cloud Rare Eastern Indian Photo Series" from the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room is now complete and fully available for viewing and research.

The collection consists, in total, of 64 rare black and white historical photographs of the Montauk Indians. "Set 2" consists of 49 photographs, and "Set 3" consists of 15 photographs.

Posted October 7, 2015
300 Items!

Today, we hit another milestone on Digital PML of 300 digitized items!

The Rare Eastern Indian Photo Series, Set 2 is nearing completion, and next to come is Set 3 in that series. Also, some new items have been added to the Suffolk And Nassau County Town And Village Histories Collection, and two new Collections have been started, the Long Island Histories Collection and the New York State Histories Collection.

Keep checking the site often!

Posted September 25, 2015
Celia M. Hastings Local History Room Postcards Collection Is Complete

The Celia M. Hastings Local History Room Postcards Collection is now complete and fully available for viewing and research.

The collection consists of 248 historic postcard photographs from all over Suffolk County, with an emphasis on the Patchogue area, of houses (usually of the socially prominent), houses of worship, hotels, mills, restaurants, streams, lakes, bays, waterfront activities, theaters, trolleys, people (in crowds, or as individuals), public buildings, street scenes, and more.

Posted August 12, 2015
200 Items!

Today, we hit another milestone on Digital PML of 200 digitized items!

The Celia M. Hastings Local History Room Postcards Collection is nearing completion, and next is a series of very rare historic photographs of the Montauk Indians.

Posted July 9, 2015
100 Items!

Yesterday, we hit a milestone on Digital PML of 100 digitized items!

And there's tons more to come, including another 200 postcards in the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room Postcards Collection, a series of very rare historic photographs of the Montauk Indians, and several titles in our microfilmed newspaper holdings. Keep checking the site often!

Posted May 20, 2015
"A sermon, containing a general history of the Town of East-Hampton, (L.I.)"

In addition to continuing to add more postcards in the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room Postcards Collection, we have recently added "A sermon, containing a general history of the Town of East-Hampton, (L.I.)", a sermon on the history of the Town of East Hampton delivered in 1806 by Rev. Lyman Beecher, the father of Henry Ward Beecher and the grandfather of Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wrote "Uncle Tom's Cabin".

Posted May 15, 2015
"The Manor Of Shelter Island"

In addition to more postcards in the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room Postcards Collection, we have recently added "The Manor Of Shelter Island", an address on the history of Shelter Island written by Cornelia Horsford in 1931.

Posted March 27, 2015
"Patchogue: Queen City of Long Island's South Shore: In The Twentieth Century"

We are very pleased to announce that Patchogue Village Historian Hans Henke's book "Patchogue: Queen City of Long Island's South Shore: In The Twentieth Century", which depicts our community's development in the 20th century with pictures covering the years between 1900 and 2006, has been made available digitally on our site for viewing and searching through the courtesy and generosity of Patchogue Village Historian Hans Henke.

Posted March 20, 2015
Celia M. Hastings Local History Room Postcard Collection Started

Digital PML has started offering for viewing over the Web the Library's collection of historic postcards in the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room. These postcards offer historic images of, and insights into, houses, houses of worship, hotels, mills, restaurants, streams, lakes, bays, waterfront activities, theaters, trolleys, people, public buildings, street scenes, and more.

A postcard depicting Canaan Lake as it appeared sometime between 1955 and 1965 and a postcard depicting Lover's Lane in about 1907 have just been added to start the collection. There are approximately one hundred postcards in our collection, so look forward to lots more to come over the coming weeks!

Posted February 13, 2015
1888 Beers Map Of Patchogue

Digital PML now contains the 1888 F.W. Beers map of Patchogue, showing Patchogue as it was laid out in 1888. The map is divided into two sections: Section M, which covers from Cedar Grove Avenue to Carman Avenue, and Section N, which covers from Carman Avenue to Patchogue Bay.

Posted February 4, 2015
Excerpt from Beers, Comstock & Cline's 1873 "Atlas of Long Island, New York"

We have just added Page 168 of Beers, Comstock & Cline's 1873 "Atlas of Long Island, New York". Page 168 specifically depicts, at a specified scale of "30 Rods to the inch", Patchogue as it appeared in 1873. Over the coming months, look forward to more pages of this historic atlas covering other parts of Long Island!

Also coming soon is a selection of historic postcards from the Celia M. Hastings Local History Room.

Posted January 28, 2015
"Aero-View Of Village Of Patchogue - 1928 - Suffolk County - N.Y."

Just added: "Aero-View Of Village Of Patchogue - 1928 - Suffolk County - N.Y.", published in 1928 by Hughes & Cinquin of New York City, shows a three-quarter view of Patchogue as it appeared in 1928, including pictures of Bay Avenue School, The Union Savings Bank, Patchogue High School, River Avenue School, Maple Avenue School, and The Peoples National Bank.

Posted January 20, 2015
"Patchogue, N.Y. Inset Section - Chase's Wall Map, 1857"

Just added: "Patchogue, N.Y. Inset Section - Chase's Wall Map, 1857", which includes a directory of Patchogue's businesses, names of Patchogue's property owners, and Patchogue's street names as they appeared in 1857.

Posted January 14, 2015
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Posted January 2, 2015
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