Edgar A. Sharp Collection

In this collection are 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.

Sharp began his career as clerk in the Patchogue Post Office in 1898 and became Assistant Postmaster in 1906, serving in that post for 12 years before being placed in charge of construction work for the Knights of Columbus in France and England for almost two years. After returning to Patchogue, he opened a real estate and insurance business, and also worked as a real estate appraiser; auctioneer; Commission Secretary of Brookhaven Town's Planning and Zoning Commission; Director of the Patchogue Citizens Bank and Trust Company; Trustee of its successor, the Union Savings Bank; and Supervisor of Brookhaven Town.

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.

#7 South Ocean Avenue, 1924
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in 1924, of Edgar A. Sharp's real estate and insurance business, located on South Ocean Avenue in Patchogue, N.Y.

3 A.[?].C. France
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in June of 1919, of a chapel somewhere in France.

American Warship off Venice, Italy
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in November of 1919, of an American warship off the coast of Venice, Italy.

Antwerp, Belgium, Nov. 1919
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in November of 1919, in Antwerp, Belgium.

Appian Way, Rome, Italy
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of the Appian Way in Rome, Italy.

Appian Way, Rome, Italy
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of the Appian Way in Rome, Italy.

Blarney Castle, Blarney, Ireland
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of Blarney Castle, Blarney, County Cork, Ireland.

British Gun Boat, Zeebrugge, Belgium
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of a British gun goat in the waters off Zeebrugge, Belgium.

Brookwood England WW1 Military Cemetery
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in 1919, of the Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey, England.

Cardiff, Wales, 3/10/19
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in Cardiff, Wales on March 10, 1919, of Edgar A. Sharp.

Edgar A. Sharp, in charge of Knights Of Columbus, Rep. in W.W.I
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of Edgar A. Sharp while involved in construction work with the Knights Of Columbus.

Gap Of Dunloe, Killarney
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken on January 24, 1919 in the Gap of Dunloe, County Kerry, Ireland of (left to right) Mrs. Edgar A. Sharp (?), Edgar A. Sharp, and an unidentified man.

Geneva, Italy
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, in Geneva, Italy. The people pictured are (left to right) Edgar A. Sharp (?), an unidentified woman, and Mrs. Edgar A. Sharp (?).

Germany
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of Edgar A. Sharp (fourth from the left), accompanied by five unidentified persons.

Killarney, Ireland
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of Edgar A. Sharp at Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, possibly accompanied by Mrs. Edgar A. Sharp.

Lakes Of Killarney, Ireland
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of the Lakes Of Killarney, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.

Lakes Of Killarney, Ireland
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of the Lakes Of Killarney, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.

Lakes Of Killarney, Ireland
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of the Lakes Of Killarney, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.

Lourdes, France, Dec. 1919
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in December of 1919, of an unidentified building in Lourdes, France.

Monaco
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of some cannons in Monaco. The man in the foreground is Edgar A. Sharp, accompanied by two unidentified women.

Newspaper Convention
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph of a newspaper convention, held at an unknown hotel and at an unknown date.

Nice, France
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of the coast of Nice, France.

Paris 1918
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in 1918, of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

Patchogue Post American Legion Certificate
Type: Certificate

A certificate presented to Edgar A. Sharp on October 15, 1924 by Patchogue Post No. 269 of the American Legion in recognition of his contribution of fifty dollars to the Post's Building Fund, and the erection of the Memorial Club House of the Post.

Reims, France
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of a house of worship in Reims, France.

Reims, France
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of a house of worship in Reims, France.

Rhine River, Koblenz, Germany
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of two sailing vessels in the Rhine River in Koblenz, Germany.

Rome, Italy
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of Rome, Italy.

Roof Of Milan Cathedral, Milan, Italy
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of Edgar A. Sharp, accompanied by two women, one of whom may be Mrs. Edgar A. Sharp, at Milan Cathedral in Milan, Italy.

Ruins, Pompei, Italy
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of the ruins in Pompei, Italy. The woman on the left may be Mrs. Edgar A. Sharp, and the man on the right is unidentified.

Ruins, Rome, Italy
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of some ruins in Rome, Italy.

Scotland
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of some sheep in Scotland.

Shetland Islands, Scotland
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in August of 1919, of a structure somewhere on the Shetland Islands in Scotland.

Shylocks Store, Used In Merchant Of Venice, Venice, Italy
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of a commercial establishment in Venice, Italy. The annotator of the photograph contends that it was William Shakespeare's model for Shylock's store in "The Merchant Of Venice".

St. Peters Church, Rome, Italy, Dec. 1919
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in December of 1919, of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Italy. In the foreground is Edgar A. Sharp, accompanied by two women, one of whom may be Mrs. Edgar A. Sharp.

Venice, Italy
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of Venice, Italy.

Versailles, France
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of a fountain in Versailles, France.

Versailles, France
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of a fountain in Versailles, France.

Versailles, France
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in December of 1919, of a fountain in Versailles, France.

Versailles, France
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of a fountain in Versailles, France.

[American Warship off Venice, Italy]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in November of 1919, of an American warship off the coast of Venice, Italy.

[Edgar A. Sharp]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of Edgar A. Sharp at an unknown location.

[Edgar A. Sharp]
Type: Photograph

A photograph, taken at an unknown location and at an unknown time, of Edgar A. Sharp.

[Edgar A. Sharp]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken at an unknown location and at an unknown time, of Edgar A. Sharp.

[Edgar A. Sharp]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken at an unknown location and at an unknown time, of Edgar A. Sharp.

[Edgar A. Sharp]
Type: Postcard

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in a French-speaking country (based on the sign in the background) in the aftermath of the first World War, of Edgar A. Sharp driving a vehicle owned by the Knights Of Columbus.

[Edgar A. Sharp]
Type: Postcard

A sepia tinted photograph, taken at an unknown location and at an unknown time, of Edgar A. Sharp driving a horse and buggy.

[Edgar A. Sharp]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in 1918, of Edgar A. Sharp.

[France, Nov. 1919]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in November of 1919, of a structure somewhere in France, presumably damaged in the first World War. The woman in the photograph may be Mrs. Edgar A. Sharp.

[Headquarters Of The Knights Of Columbus A[?] Of Occupation, [?] Office]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of Edgar A. Sharp (left), accompanied by two unidentified men, in front of a headquarters of the Knights Of Columbus.

[Letter To Prospective Voter From Edgar A. Sharp]
Type: Letter

A letter written to a prospective voter by Edgar A. Sharp while running, in 1944, for the office of Congressman from the First New York District.

[Luxembourg Parc]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in Paris, France in the aftermath of the first World War, of Edgar A. Sharp (right) and an unknown associate.

[Mrs. Edgar A. Sharp?]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of a woman, who may be Mrs. Edgar A. Sharp, sitting in front of some statuary at an unknown location.

[Reims, France, Nov. 1919]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in November of 1919, of a house of worship in Reims, France, presumably damaged in the first World War.

[Reims, France, Nov. 1919]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in November of 1919, of a house of worship in Reims, France, presumably damaged in the first World War. The woman in the center of the photograph may be Mrs. Edgar A. Sharp.

[Reims, France, Nov. 1919]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in November of 1919, of a structure in Reims, France, presumably damaged in the first World War. The man in the foreground may be Edgar A. Sharp.

[Two Soldiers]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the First World War, of two unidentified soldiers.

[Unknown]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of an unidentified location.

[Unknown]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of an unidentified location.

[Unknown]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of two sailing vessels.

[Unknown]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of (right to left) Edgar A. Sharp, Mrs. Edgar A. Sharp (?), and an unidentified man.

[Unknown]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in the aftermath of the first World War, of an unidentified individual.

[Zeebrugge, Belgium]
Type: Photograph

A sepia tinted photograph, taken in late 1919, of some sailing vessels in the waters off Zeebrugge, Belgium.

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