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World War I Era Postcard Collection

Union College

Dates of Original: c. 1910 - 1920

World War I was a global war that took place between 1914 and 1918. It is also known as the Great War. World War I originated in Europe and was fought between two sides, the Allies and the Central Powers. The Allies included Great Britain, France, Russia, and eventually the United States and Japan. The Central Powers included Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. The Allies were the victors of World War I, and the war became known as one of the deadliest conflicts in history.

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Hofstra Buildings Collection

Hofstra University - Hofstra University Library

Dates of Original: 1935-1993

Hofstra University is a private, non-profit, nonsectarian institution of higher learning. Its main campus is located in the village of Hempstead, New York. It originated in 1935 as an extension of New York University (NYU) called "Nassau College – Hofstra Memorial of New York University at Hempstead, Long Island"; in 1939, the institution separated from NYU and gained independence as Hofstra College, and in 1963, Hofstra College gained university status.

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Abram Lincoln Letter Collection

Henrietta Public Library

Dates of Original: 1842 - 1850

Abram Lincoln, otherwise known as A.B. Lincoln, was a native of Henrietta, New York. He attended West Point Military Academy and served in the U.S. Military, reaching the rank of 1st Lieutenant and fighting in the Mexican-American War. He died in Pilatka, Florida in 1852. He is buried in the Maplewood Cemetery in Henrietta, New York.

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Thomas R. Bayles Collection

Longwood Public Library

Dates of Original: 1859-1941

The Thomas R. Bayles Local History Room, located in the Adult Department, is a room full of local history. Most of the books, pamphlets, postcards and photographs were donated by Mr. Bayles in 1976. The collection was dedicated in his honor on October 4, 1980. The portrait of him by Audrey Swanson Marlow that hangs in the room was donated by his wife, Gertrude Bayles and his son, Donald M. Bayles.

Mr. Bayles lived in Middle Island all his life. He was born February 4, 1895 and died June 29, 1977. He spent most of his life working for the Long Island Rail Road. He got his start in... Read more

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