Step back in time to see how Long Island was in the early 1900s at our exhibit, Long Island at Work and at Play: Early 20th Century Photographs from SPLIA’s Collections.

These never before seen images are just some of the gems of SPLIA’s collections. Featuring the work of turn of the 20th Century photographers: Clarence A. Purchase, Arthur S. Greene and Harry R. Gelwicks.

SPLIA Gallery
161 Main Street
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Curator Lynn Pearson shares some insights on the photographs featured in the exhibit:

Robert MacKay, former director of Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, talks about SPLIA’s collection of glass plate negatives from the turn of the 20th century: