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February 2012 ART EXHIBIT

Historical Photographs by Hal B. Fullerton Presented by Neil Scholl


These images of Long Island in the late nineteenth century were taken by Hal B. Fullerton to promote the Long Island Railroad and tourism. It opened the Island as a backyard and breadbasket to New York City from Rockaway to Montauk. In 1949, the glass plate negatives were discovered under the porch of a house in East Setauket and saved right before they were about to be destroyed. Neil Scholl, a documentary photographer, volunteered to convert these 2500 images into a digital file.

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This project was made possible in part with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts, and Nassau and Suffolk County in partnership with the Huntington Arts Council.



All works reproduced with permission from the artist.

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Last Modified: 02/29/12