Dedicated to the preservation of Long Island's 'gold coast' estates and other things old.
Off-topic --In stock at Carnegie Hill Books:Shodell, Elly, ed.IN THE SERVICE: Workers on the Grand Estates of Long Island, 1890s-1940sPort Washington, NY: Port Washington Public Library, 1991Quarto. 66 pp; b/w illustrations. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy. In the years between 1890 and 1940, Long Island was home to some of the wealthiest families in America. The Guggenheims, Belmonts, Vanderbilts, Goulds, Hearsts, Pratts, Coes, Phipps, Morgans, Whitneys and Mackeys were among those who had estates there. In order to maintain these vast properties and palatial homes, cadres of workers were recruited both locally and from abroad to fill jobs as butlers, chauffeurs, maids, cooks, dairymen, gardeners, valets and stablemen. In the Service brings the past to life with more than 80 contemporary and vintage photographs, as well as the narratives of the men and women who worked on the great estates.
I have this book....good read.
I agree with Anonymous ~ very good contents and illustrations. Acquired a copy at Old Westbury Gardens a dozen, or more, years ago !
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