Long Island Aerials Through Time offers a treasure trove of never-before-seen highly detailed aerial photographs of Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties dating between the mid-1920s and 1940, taken by military aviators stationed at Mitchel Field in East Garden City.
These stunning images depict a Long Island that is in most places vastly different from what we see today, predating modern suburbia and the construction of today’s infrastructure.
From Coney Island to Montauk, the book offers glimpses of a bygone era of farms and Gold Coast estates, and captures amazing scenes such as the 1939-40 World’s Fair, a newly built Jones Beach, the rollercoasters of the Rockaways, and the 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Auto Race.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Born and raised in Queens, Richard Panchyk attended prestigious Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan. It was during an elective senior year class on New York City history that he first became fascinated with the story of the Big Apple. He published his first book at age 21, and since then has authored or edited 25 books. His New York City books include: German New York City, Catholic New York City, New York City Skyscrapers, and New York City History for Kids. He has also authored four books on Long Island's history, and four books on American history.