Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Additions to the Library's Historical Photo Collection - Picturing Great Neck in the 1940's

The presence of the United Nations Security Council in Lake Success brought many residents from other countries into our community.  In this wire service photo dated 1948, Philippe Pressel takes his turn reading for the class in English.  According to the caption for the photo, "The youngsters are generally quick at picking up languages, so the teachers in the Great Neck school have little trouble with their new pupils.”

Photograph purchased by Risha Rosner Memorial Fund.
A 1945 confirmation class at Temple Beth-El.  Temple Beth-El, the oldest synagogue in Great Neck, was founded in 1928.
Photo contributed by Barbara Freedman Wolfson, a member of this class.
Girl Scout Wing Troop, Great Neck, New York, circa 1946.
Photographer: Joan Faigle (perhaps related to Fred Faigle, friendly neighborhood butcher, whose shop sat where the Bohack supermarket used to be, opposite the Village Green, now 683 Middle Neck Road.  Photograph contributed by Troop member Barbara Freedman Wolfson.
Is Gus Stevens waiting on Polo Road for the lunch crowd from the Great Neck High School?  Probably.  There was only one high school in 1946.

Photograph contributed by Charles Quatela.
Great Neck Girl Scouts have a Halloween party at the Girl Scout House on Berkshire Road in1947 or 1948.  The Girl Scout House was razed in 1986. Five houses were later built on the property.
Photograph contributed by Merle Holstein.

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