Item of the Week Archive

The Long Island Collection librarians choose an item to research from our digitized collections with the community every week, which is shared in The East Hampton Star and through the library’s email list.

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2019

Letter from First Lady Florence Kling Harding to Mrs. Gustav Buek, September 24, 1921 – week of December 6, 2019
Causes for Thanksgiving in the Midst of Civil War: A Discourse Delivered by Reverend Stephen L. Mershon in the Presbyterian Church, East Hampton, L.I., November 28th, 1861 – week of November 29, 2019
Holiday Cooking Inspiration with the Ladies’ Village Improvement Society’s 1939 Home, Sweet Home Cook Book – week of November 22, 2019
Richard Talmage Showing Off his Army Uniform Next to a DeSoto – week ofNovember 14, 2019
The USS Montauk, 1902 – week of November 8, 2019
The Second Annual Colored Ball, East Hampton, 1914 – week of November 1, 2019
Enrollment of Persons in East Hampton Town Liable to Military Duty, 1864 – week of October 25, 2019
The Personal Possessions of David Talmage Deceased, October 15, 1808 – week of October 18, 2019
Red Cross Train Carrying Nurses to Camp Wikoff, 1898 – week of October 11, 2019
Portrait of Stephen B. French, 1882 – week of October 4, 2019
Samuel Mulford, Draft, Observations upon a letter from Governor Hunter to the Commons for Trade 1717/1718 – week of September 27, 2019
Wayne Seese – week of September 20, 2019
Springs School Football Team on the Ashawagh Hall Green, 1929-1930 – week of September 13, 2019
Residence of Mrs. R.S. Bowne, East Hampton, L.I. – week of September 6, 2019
Harry Williams (War Elk, left), Albert Ashman (Sitting Bull, center), Red Thunder Cloud (right) – week of August 30, 2019
Newtown Lane, East Hampton, L.I. – week of August 23, 2019
Cyrus Stegner Kauffman & Elizabeth Dewing Macy Kauffman, Honeymoon Scrapbook, August 1920– week of August 16, 2019
I.Y. Halsey Garage, East Hampton, N.Y., 1918 – week of August 9, 2019
Jarvis Wood’s Store, August, 1956 – week of August 2, 2019
“Explosion of the Steamship Fulton” 1829 – week of July 26, 2019
Indenture of Margaret, daughter of Papasaquan, a Montauk Indian, to Daniel Osborn and his wife, June 9, 1961 –  week of July 19, 2019
Sampler Made by Lucretia Fithian Barnes, c. 1770-1790 – week of July 12, 2019
A song upon Long Island’s distress, by Mrs. Molly Corwithe, 1776, transcribed 1838 – week of July 5, 2019
Ball Grounds, East Hampton, L.I.– week of June 28, 2019
The Bathing Beach, East Hampton, L.I. – week of June 21, 2019
“Jewels Valued at $400,000 Stolen from Caruso’s Summer Residence,” The East Hampton Star, June 11, 1920 – week of June 14, 2019
Strawberry Festival, East Hampton Tercentenary Celebration Ticket, 1948 – week of June 7, 2019
Calling Card of Mr. James W. DeGraff with Note – week of May 31, 2019
Norman Thomas Kirk – week of May 24, 2019
Henry C. Stimson House, East Hampton, N.Y.– week of May 17, 2019
Nellie Gay McGuirk and her sons on the Porch of her Boarding House – week of May 10, 2019
Neighborhood House appeal letter, May 1, 201 – week of May 3, 2019
Rose, Connie, and Fortunato Maragliano in front of the Pink House during construction – week of April 26, 2019
Railroad Station, East Hampton, L.I – week of April 19, 2019
Dahlia Show, East Hampton Library garden, August 30, 1921 – week of April 12, 2019
The Bonacker, Handbook of East Hampton High School, 1960-1961 – week of April 5, 2019
Betsy Reed, Contract Naming John Huntting and Anna Huntting her Guardians, 179 – week of March 29, 2019
Mrs. John Adams Mayer (Dorothy Quick) – week of March 22, 2019
Mrs. Morgan Topping – week of March 15, 2019
Childe Hassam, East Hampton Sidewalk, 1917 – week of March 8, 2019
Indenture of Daniel to Nathaniel Huntting, East Hampton, 1747 – week of March 1, 2019
Summer Residence of F.B. Wiborg – week of February 22, 2019
Edwards Theater, East Hampton, 1946 – week of February 15, 2019
“Spencecliff”, Estate of Major S. Fullerton Weaver, a Most Charming Summer Residence – week of February 7, 2019
Third Annual St. Patrick’s Entertainment St. Philomena’s Parish, East Hampton, 1944 – week of February 1, 2019
Cover of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, Image of Circassian Wreck, January 1877 – week of January 25, 2019
Deed from Peleg Rogers to Ruth Rogers, East Hampton, N.Y., 1836 – week of January 18, 2019
The Oaks Inn, East Hampton, NY – week of January 11, 2019
An Act for Regulating the Commencement of the Year, 1751 – week of January 4, 2019

2018

East Hampton Football Banquet Program, 1947 – week of December 28, 2018
East Hampton Football Banquet Program, 1947 – week of December 21, 2018
Joseph Loris and Family, East Hampton, N.Y. – week of December 14, 2018
Letter from Charles Storer to Henry P. Dering, 182 – week of December 7, 2018
Huntting Inn, East Hampton, L.I. – week of November 30, 2018
Princess Pocahontas Pharoah, 1878-1963 – week of November 23, 2018
Calaveras Chronicle, October 25, 1851 – week of November 21, 2018
Account Book of Elias Pelletreau, goldsmith & silversmith in Southampton, c. 1759-1782, pg. 126 – week of November 16, 2018
East Hampton in World War I – week of November 9, 2018
Letter from Jonathan Mulford, Jr. to Henry Mulford, 1838 – week of October 26, 2018
Aerial View of Fort Michie on Great Gull Island, c. March 1958  – week of October 19, 2018
Gardiner’s Mill, East Hampton, L.I. – week of October 12, 2018
Johann Baptist Homann, Map of New England, c. 1716 – week of October 5, 2018
Thomas Dongan Authorization for Debt Settlement of Thomas Squire Estate, East Hampton, 1686 – week of September 28, 2018
Jno. E. Hyde Watch Paper with Notation “Mr. Jones 8.2.7” – week of September 21, 2018
Petition of Zebedee Osborn to the General Assembly of Connecticut, 1781 – week of September 14, 2018
Dr. J. F. Erdman Residence, East Hampton, L.I. – week of September 7, 2018
Shinnecock and Montauk Tribes at the 1944 Pow Wow – week of August 31, 2018
McCann’s Meat & Fish Market, East Hampton, N.Y. – week of August 24, 2018
Portrait of Doctor David Edwards – week of August 17, 2018
Copy of a Portrait of Melissa E. Morgan – week of August 10, 2018
Maidstone Park History – week of August 3, 2018
Shelter Island Sound Ferry ca. 1901 – week of July 27, 2018
Photographs of Coastline near Georgica Pond, East Hampton – week of July 20, 2018
George Sterling – week of July 13, 2018
Thomas Moran Residence, East Hampton, L.I. – week of July 6, 2018
Letter from William Floyd to Thomas Dering – week of June 29, 2018
Photograph of Kilkare, Georgica, East Hampton – week of June 22, 2018
School Portrait, c.1916-1919, East Hampton, N.Y. – week of June 11, 2018
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, 1897, page 12 – week of June 8, 2018
School Portrait, c.1916-1919, East Hampton, N.Y.—- Same as June 11, 2018? – week of June 1, 2018
The East Hampton Star, June 5, 1931, page 1 – week of May 28, 2018
Agreement on Land Use Between the Montaukett Sachem and the Town of East Hampton, 1658 – week of May 21, 2018
Portrait of Franklin Cooper Jessup – week of May 14, 2018
Casa Basso, Westhampton, Long Island, N.Y.  – week of May 7, 2018
George Schurman Estate. East Hampton, L.I. – week of April 30, 2018
Letter from Claudius Berard to Henry P. Dering, April 21, 1820 – week of April 23, 2018
Assessment roll of real and personal estate, East Hampton, 1811, pg. 2 – week of April 16, 2018
Lathrop Brown House, Montauk, before 1935 – week of April 9, 2018
Whaling Log of the Ship Phenix, 1844-1847, page 2 – week of April 2, 2018
Julia Gardiner Tyler – week of March 26, 2018
Account Book of the Estate of James Hand, East Hampton, NY, 1777-1778, page 4 – week of March 19, 2018
Mary Nimmo Moran at age 57  – week of March 12, 2018
LVIS Fair, East Hampton, 1915 – week of March 5, 2018
Lee Hayes, 1998 Oral History with History Project, Inc. – week of February 26, 2018
Sale of a ½ Acre Parcel by Captain Jeremiah Osborn to Ned, a Free Black, 1804 – week of February 19, 2018
Chapel at Freetown, East Hampton – week of February 12, 2018
Sale of a certain black girl named Tamer, 1829 – week of February 5, 2018
Napeaugue, a fishing boat, Captained by Norman Edwards – week of January 29, 2018
Maidstone Inn, East Hampton, L.I. – week of January 22, 2018
Killaen Van Rensselaer’s Diary, 1675, page 2 – week of January 15, 2018
Aronio (Roney) Marasca, lifeguard – week of January 8, 2018
Rowe’s Pharmacy, East Hampton, L.I., N.Y. – week of January 1, 2018

2017

Melrose Abbey, Christmas card, Mr. & Mrs. John J. Astor to Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Gardiner – week of December 25, 2017
Fire on Main Street, 1907, East Hampton, L.I. – week of December 18, 2017
St. Philomena Catholic Church and Rectory, East Hampton, Long Island, N.Y. – week of December 11, 2017
Diary of Cornelia Huntington, 1861-1863 (page 2) – week of November 27, 2017
Odd Fellow’s Hall, East Hampton, L.I. – week of November 20, 2017
John Lyon Gardiner to Elizabeth Coralie Jones Gardiner, Regarding a Cholera Outbreak, 1884 – week of November 13, 2017
Dongan Patent, December 9, 1686 – week of November 6, 2017
East Hampton Star, October 28, 1932, Page 2 – week of October 30, 2017
Account Book of Abel Huntington, 1799-1809 (page 6) – week of October 23, 2017
“Mail-Stage and Railroad” | 1845 broadside – week of October 16, 2017
Spontaneous Entities, a Scrapbook of Michael Zotos’s Artwork – week of October 9, 2017
Residence of Mrs. F.S. Phillips, East Hampton, L.I. – week of October 2, 2017
Hurricane Memorial Booklet, September 21, 1938 (page 4) – week of September 25, 2017
The Windmill Cottage, East Hampton, L.I.  – week of September 18, 2017
Playground and School Building, East Hampton, L.I. – week of September 11, 2017
Hampton Classic Program cover, 1979 – week of September 4, 2017
Long Island Herald, Vol. 1, No. 1, May 10, 1791 – week of August 28, 2017
Home Sweet Home, East Hampton, L.I.  – week of August 21, 2017
“Clinton Academy” by James Preston – week of August 14, 2017
The Transmission of Electric Energy Without Wires, 1904 – week of August 7, 2017
Abe Katz, Lion’s Club Chicken Dinner Sale, Dune Alpin, c. 1970 – week of July 21, 2017
Proceedings of the Board of General Officers Respecting Major Andre, September 29, 1780 – wek of July 24, 2017
Grantland Rice Residence, East Hampton, L.I. – week of July 17, 2017
A bit of the Woodhouse Garden, East Hampton, L.I. – week of July 10, 2017
4th of July Parade, East Hampton, N.Y., 1916  – week of July 3, 2017
Hook Pond, East Hampton, August 1898 – week of June 26, 2017
First Graduating Class of East Hampton Union School, 1895 – week of June 19, 2017
Hardscrabble Farm Dairy – week of June 12, 2017
Scene on the beach, Easthampton, L.I.  – week of June 5, 2017
The East Hampton Star, May 29, 1925 – week of May 29, 2017
Abe Katz and his sister Ruthie, 1952 – week of May 22, 2017
Lyman Beecher Home, East Hampton Henry Ward Beecher Home, East Hampton – week of May 15, 2017
Montauk Lighthouse and Montauk Point, c. 1860-1880 – week of May 8, 2017
William Walter Fowler – week of May 1, 2017
Post Office, East Hampton, L.I. postcard image – week of April 24, 2017
“Ex Libris/Maude Sherwood Jewett” by John H. Jewett  – week of April 17, 2017
Benson Cottage, Montauk Association Houses, 1885 – week of April 10, 2017
The Home Builder’s Guild of Montauk Long Island, Architectural Designs by Dr. Francis LeRoy Satterlee, 1927 – week of April 3, 2017
1965 East Hampton High School Yearbook, Tideline  – week of March 27, 2017
William C. Dusenberry watch paper, 1828 – week of March 20, 2017
Thomas Moran Paintbrushes Thomas Moran Palette – week of March 13, 2017
Portrait of Jonathan Allen Bennett, 1835-1863 Letter from Jonathan A. Bennett to James Bennett, 1863 – week of March 6, 2017
Sea Spray Hotel, Easthampton, L.I. – week of February 27, 2017
The East Hampton Star: September 29, 1938  – week of February 20, 2017
Scrimshaw depicting sperm whale hunt, ca. 1800-1860 – week of February 13, 2017
1839 Broadside – week of February 6, 2017
Captain William Kidd’s Cloth of Gold, c. 1699  – week of January 30, 2017
1912 Postcard of the East Hampton Library – week of January 23, 2017