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Welcome to the Larchmont Historical Society

The Larchmont Historical Society was chartered in 1981 as a not-for-profit educational corporation by the New York State Board of Regents to discover, preserve and disseminate information concerning the natural, social and civic history of Larchmont and to promote the preservation of historical sites and structures. The Society maintains an archive, offers programs, conducts...
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New York Soldiers of the Great War

New York Soldiers of the Great War

  Site Link: New York Soldiers of the Great War Soldiers of the Great War, published in 1920, was an official attempt to identify, with photographs, all members of the U.S. armed forces who gave their lives in World War I.  The Larchmont Historical Society scanned, indexed, and posted online all of the pages...
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Local Cemeteries

Between 2007-2008, Ned Benton took photos of every grave marker in all six local cemeteries and posted them in the Photo Archive.  As information becomes available, the images are annotated with information about the people identified by the markers.  CEMETERY PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTIONS The cemeteries documented include: Quaker – Barker Cemetery, Boston Post Road, Larchmont NY...
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Introduction to the LHS Photo Archive & Its Collections

Larchmont Historical Society’s Digital Photo Archive is a searchable database of images from six major sources and multiple collections. You can browse each collection separately, as described below. Or you can search across collections: enter the Archive for detailed instructions.
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The Philip Severin Collection

Known as “Mr. Larchmont,” Philip Severin played an integral role in the evolution of our present-day community. Severin was a realtor, developer, planner, landscape architect, historian, artist and writer. He recorded his surroundings and experiences  in both his art and his writing, preserving a record of life in Larchmont that brings the past to...
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The James H. Levi and Constance A. Levi Collection

These are photo scans of original issue and mailed post cards featuring pictures of Larchmont. The originals were donated to the Larchmont Historical Society by the Levis and is maintained at our Archive. Site link: The James H. Levi and Constance A. Levi Collection
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The Herb Roth Photograph Collection

Herb Roth was a local resident and well-known cartoonist. He worked for the New York World and the New York Herald Tribune, but also published his cartoons and illustrations independently. The Larchmont Public Library has a collection of his photographs of Larchmont in the early 1940s. Site Link:  The Herbert Roth Collection
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The Larchmont Public Library Collection

The Larchmont Public Library maintains a collection of images from documents in the Library, as well as the Herb Roth Photograph Collection. One group of images is from Larchmont the Beautiful, a 1922 publication that celebrated Larchmont, its residents and their homes. Another set is of vintage charts and maps, which mostly depict Larchmont...
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Larchmont Fire Company Collections

These are photos kept over the years by the four companies and some of the chiefs of the Larchmont Fire Department. The collection includes images of the company rooms at Village Hall as well as those from parades, outings and fires. There are also scans of “Count Screwloose” cartoons by Milt Gross, who was a member of the...
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Streetscape Pictures from 2002 and 2012

These photos were taken by Ned Benton in 2002 and again in 2012 to illustrate each address in Larchmont Village’s business districts. The LHS plans to update the record every decade with photographs of the same sites. Site Link: Streetscape Pictures from 2002 Some locations have multiple photographs taken at other times. These can be found...
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