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Feb 23 2018 Matthew Lawlor 1:52 PM

the photo was likely taken by Capt. Robert Selff of the Us Army Air corp. He took numerous aerial photos during the air corps maneuvers in 1931.

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Feb 22 2018 Becky 12:56 PM

Just googled Engineering of Arthur Archibald, and saw your article.  My mother told me that my grandfather from Nova Scotia was an engineer and was quite inventive. Could this be him?  Please respond.
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Feb 22 2018 mark schaier 7:37 AM

My comment on Oct.19th that the building listed on Google Map as 1307 Old Northern Blvd. is the Hendricks Tavern, across from the showroom, an error. I had identified the car in the showroom as 1923-24 period Lincoln by the drum type headlights and wood spoke wheels, a double check, it seem to be from 1923 thru 1926 with those item, also with the bowl type headlights and wire wheels that was available also?

From Updated 2/21/18: Mystery Foto #7 Solved: The Roslyn Motors Lincoln Dealership in 1926

Feb 21 2018 Walt Gosden 9:28 PM

Art - I really appreciate your comment, it is my pleasure to always share what I know or have collected over the past 50+ years, be it a period photograph, image from a sales catalog of that era, or information I have found in endless hours of research (which also gives me endless hours of total pleasure to do). Some people have the material but do not have the ability to put the words or the story together to share with others, fortunately Howard and I do. I never understood anyone who hoarded information images etc. they had or knew about -  just isn’t right in my mind.  Great to see more comments coming in.

From Updated 2/21/18: Mystery Foto #7 Solved: The Roslyn Motors Lincoln Dealership in 1926

Feb 21 2018 Art Kleiner 2:28 PM

Walt - I share your enthusiasm,  as many of us on this blog do.  And thank you for providing us with your commentary and on going places and topics to research!

From Updated 2/21/18: Mystery Foto #7 Solved: The Roslyn Motors Lincoln Dealership in 1926

Feb 20 2018 S. Berliner, III 9:26 PM

Oh, good grief!  I’ve been off Island too long!  I was looking at the Art School at 1170 ONB, NOT 2 Main-cum-1307 ONB.  Sorry ‘bout that.  Hey, I remember those garages from ‘way back when I first started driving in 1950; always wondered about them - thanks.  Sam, III

From Updated 2/21/18: Mystery Foto #7 Solved: The Roslyn Motors Lincoln Dealership in 1926

Feb 20 2018 S. Berliner, III 2:42 PM

Always stick to your first instinct, eh?  Wonder why I discarded the actual location?  Fun, though, to see that others picked Tower Ford in Great Neck.  By the way, the Oyster Bay building that I noted, which Grumman used briefly, was their Marine Div. or some such, where they had an unsuccessful go at USN hydrofoil craft, as I recall.  Any corroboration?  My, how we digress.  Sam, III

From Updated 2/21/18: Mystery Foto #7 Solved: The Roslyn Motors Lincoln Dealership in 1926

Feb 20 2018 Walt Gosden 8:46 AM

Good to read all the comments, nice to have all of you thinking about the building and not about the cold winter here on long island. I am very happy for all the interest it makes my day (and I am sure Howard’s as well) since not only are we old classic car enthusiasts but also the appointed local historians for the areas were we live. To be able to mix both is a pure delight. Sincere thanks to all of you. Walt G.
PS: Driving a model L Lincoln is a pure delight, at least the one I used to on occasion, it was the 1929 Locke bodied sport phaeton that Austin Clark used to own and he and I would go out in often. (even into Manhattan and back to listen to jazz music on 52nd street 40+ years ago)

From Updated 2/21/18: Mystery Foto #7 Solved: The Roslyn Motors Lincoln Dealership in 1926

Feb 19 2018 Greg O. 9:57 PM

It just occurred to me that Willie K. must have purchased the Lincoln that is currently sitting at Eagle’s Nest at this dealership.

From Updated 2/21/18: Mystery Foto #7 Solved: The Roslyn Motors Lincoln Dealership in 1926

Feb 19 2018 R Troy 8:19 PM

Most of this I’d no idea of!  Very nice to know.

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Feb 19 2018 R Troy 8:15 PM

Love it.  Do we know if any of the planes, including the DC2, still exist and even fly?

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Feb 19 2018 LMK 4:58 PM

Enjoyed seeing these documents…

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Feb 19 2018 mark schaier 10:00 AM

1307 Old Northern Blvd, Roslyn NY. Somewhat southwest from Lumber Rd, nearby Howard’s place, 55 lumber Rd. The Lincoln in the showroom (on the right) appears to be about 1923-24 period.

From Updated 2/21/18: Mystery Foto #7 Solved: The Roslyn Motors Lincoln Dealership in 1926

Feb 19 2018 Jim Ryan 7:11 AM

Congratulation on receiving the W Emmert Swigart award on your 1937 Chrysler. The award is give to an outstanding restoration of a rare and unusual automobile entered into the National Meet.  The Swigart Car Museum owns two Tuckers, the Tin Goose and # 1013.  I hope that your Tucker, # 1044 wins this award in the Future as it is a rare and unusual automobile currently going through an outstanding restoration.

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Feb 19 2018 S. Berliner, III 1:33 AM

As I hit the sack, two other buildings in Roslyn came out of the dim past. 1435 Old No. Blvd. a former Plymouth dealership (nope), and 55 Bryant Avenue, formerly Dr. Dohm’s veterinary (nope).  How ‘bout a place on the west side of So. Middle Neck Road (#124) in Great Neck, where Tower Ford is now?  Much closer but no seegar.  You’re gonna drive me nuts - I KNOW that place!  Sam, III

From Updated 2/21/18: Mystery Foto #7 Solved: The Roslyn Motors Lincoln Dealership in 1926

Feb 19 2018 S. Berliner, III 12:35 AM

Two places came to mind instantly but don’t seem to actually fit.  One was in Roslyn NW of the clock tower and the other due E of the triangle in south Oyster Bay where Berry Hill Rd. meets 106 (a Grumman facility at one time).  This should prove verrrrry interesting.  Sam, III

From Updated 2/21/18: Mystery Foto #7 Solved: The Roslyn Motors Lincoln Dealership in 1926

Feb 18 2018 Steve Lucas 11:12 PM

This building is still standing in the village of Roslyn. It is number 2 Main Street, on the southwest corner of Old Northern Blvd. and Roslyn Road, across from the Roslyn Clock Tower. Based on the car in the showroom and the career of photographer Boris Stackliff, the photo is probably from around 1930. Although close to the 1906 VCR course, the link to Vanderbilt could be the short walk to the Lumber Road home of the Black Beast.

From Updated 2/21/18: Mystery Foto #7 Solved: The Roslyn Motors Lincoln Dealership in 1926

Feb 18 2018 B Sansom 8:03 PM

The Electrical Towers were about 1/3 the size of the current towers,    I saw the towers
Along the west side of the Motor Parkway, When I was about 6 or 7 Years Old.

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Feb 18 2018 Rich 3:27 PM

That certainly looks a lot like the Ford or whatever-it-is-right-now dealership on Middle Neck Road in Great Neck, just south of the railroad station.

From Updated 2/21/18: Mystery Foto #7 Solved: The Roslyn Motors Lincoln Dealership in 1926

Feb 18 2018 Scott Alexander 3:19 PM

Is this at the corner of Northern Blvd and Roslyn Road? Also the building is still standing and the date is about 1931.

From Updated 2/21/18: Mystery Foto #7 Solved: The Roslyn Motors Lincoln Dealership in 1926

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