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Celebrating the History and Recovery of Broad Channel and the Rockaways After Sandy To mark the six-month anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Queens Library, Queens Memory Project and Jamaica Bay Lives!, a documentary project about Jamaica Bay, invited the community to Queens Library...
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03-07-2013 07-03-2013 No MKearl 1

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1 Comment Broad Channel and Rockaways after Sandy History Library Broad Channel, history, hurricane sandy, Jamaica, Jamaica Bay, Queens, Superstorm Sandy Mary Kearl
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Black History: All Aboard to Yaphank, the Great War, and Obscurity They stand looking at the camera, their faces neutral, their armbands reading “LIRR Jamaica.” These five men from Queens are draftees, waiting at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road...
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08-02-2013 02-08-2013 No jwalsh 0

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Five young men from Jamaica, Queens wait for the train to take them to boot camp History Library Black History Month, Buffalo Soldiers, infuenza, Jamaica, LIRR, Long Island Rail Road, racism, World War I, WWI, Yaphank Jeremy Walsh
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Black History Tour Landmark, The Archives at Queens Library Among the items in the Archives at Queens Library’s collection of original sources, documenting the history of the four counties of Long Island, are personal correspondence, financial...
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11-02-2013 02-04-2013 No MKearl 1

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1 Comment Black History Month Tour History Library Black History, Black History Month, Jamaica, Lewis Latimer, newspapers Mary Kearl
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Happy Holidays from 108 Years Ago The tradition of the Christmas tree was already well-established in the United States by the end of the 19th Century. Although the first national Christmas tree wasn’t set up until 1913, (...
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1904 photograph of the children of J.A. Homeyer. Courtesy of the Queens Library, General Library Archives at Queens Library, Christmas, Christmas tree, family life, holidays, Jamaica jwalsh
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