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Date: September 3, 1910
Subject: Piers
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30121
Description: Holland station and pier. The Holland section of the Rockaways went from Beach 88th to Beach 100th Streets, and was named after the Holland family which ran a hotel there. When the railroad extended d ... More
Date: August 31, 1933
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30267
Description: On the beach, in front of St. Malachy's (here spelled Malachi's) Catholic Home and Convalescent Home for Jewish Children, Rockaway Park. St. Malachy’s Orphanage, located at 140 Beach 112th Street in R ... More
Date: May 31, 1907
Subject: Dwellings
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30312
Description: House in Far Rockaway. "An Ideal Summer Home".
Date: August 30, 1960
Subject: Ferries
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30200
Description: "One of the ferry boats", the Commander ferry boat on route to Rockaway.
Authors: S. Hirschberg
Date: August 30, 1915
Subject: Bathhouses | Dance halls
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30134
Description: View from the ocean of Seaside, showing Wainwright and Smith's Bathing Pavilion. William Wainwright (b. 1836) was a real-estate developer who was largely responsible for the transformation of Rockaway ... More
Date: July 30, 1909
Subject: Hotels | Beaches
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30309
Description: Howard Reid's Rockaway Point Inn was built in 1901, Reid and others built the first docks on the south shore of Rockaway Inlet at Breezy Point.
Date: June 29, 1945
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30188
Description: Overhead view of crowds on the boardwalk and beach at Rockaway Park.
Date: August 29, 1941
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30253
Description: Boardwalk and beach from Curley's Hotel, Rockaway Park. The hotel was founded in 1876 by John J. Curley on the beachfront at present-day Beach 102nd Street. The hotel was moved to its larger longer-la ... More
Date: July 29, 1912
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30298
Description: View of Central Avenue in Far Rockaway near intersection with Mott Ave., showing storefronts, and apartment buildings. [Same image with different type as postcard jsc-000159]
Date: July 29, 1910
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30257
Description: Thompson's Scenic Railway, Seaside, Rockaway Beach. The Thompson's "scenic railway" was one of the first roller coasters and was built by LaMarcus Adna Thompson who brought it to the Rockaways for wha ... More
Date: August 29, 1906
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30159
Description: View of storefronts and streetcar tracks on Central Avenue in Far Rockaway.
Date: August 28, 1934
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30260
Description: Claude Edgert's Harbor Inn opened as a popular nightspot at Beach 166th Street on the bay in 1912, the landmark lighthouse was built in front in 1930. The structure was demolished in the 1960's for Be ... More
Date: August 28, 1928
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30322
Description: Crowded beach scene with umbrellas and bathers at Rockaway Beach.
Date: August 28, 1912
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30229
Description: Souvenir postcard with woman holding an umbrella and "They have some pretty solid people in Rockaway Beach, it's a prosperous town" printed on it.
Date: July 28, 1911
Subject: Bungalows
Type: Postcards
Identifier: aql:30142
Description: Bungalows began to replace tents at the beach in 1914, like these "Eagan Villas" in Seaside.