Long Island: America's 1950s Frontier

Shoppers at Blue Jay Market will be showcased

Shoppers at Blue Jay Market will be showcased at the "Long Island, America's 1950's Frontier" exhibit running July 20-Dec. 30, 2012 at Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Photo Credit: Smithtown Library Special Collection

The "Long Island, America's 1950's Frontier" exhibit will highlight photos from the early years in Long Island. It will run July 20-Dec. 30, 2012 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.

Photo Credit: Ken Smith

"Levittown Boys" is highlighted as part of the "Long Island, America's 1950's Frontier" exhibit running July 20-Dec. 30, 2012 at Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.

Shoppers at Blue Jay Market will be showcased
Photo Credit: Smithtown Library Special Collection

Shoppers at Blue Jay Market will be showcased at the "Long Island, America's 1950's Frontier" exhibit running July 20-Dec. 30, 2012 at Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.

Republic Airport workers on strike, 1954 is highlighted
Photo Credit: Gary Hammond

Republic Airport workers on strike, 1954 is highlighted as part of the "Long Island, America's 1950's Frontier" exhibit running July 20-Dec. 30, 2012 at Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.

A relatively new home is moved across the
Photo Credit: New York State Parks

A relatively new home is moved across the new Southern State Parkway in 1954. The photograph is part of the "Long Island, America's 1950s Frontier" exhibit at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook, running through Dec. 30. 2012.

Grumman employees working on a canoe at the
Photo Credit: National Geographic

Grumman employees working on a canoe at the Bethpage plant in 1950. The photograph is part of the "Long Island, America's 1950s Frontier" exhibit at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook, running through Dec. 30. 2012.

Prospective buyers line up at a Levittown model
Photo Credit: National Geographic

Prospective buyers line up at a Levittown model home in 1951. The photograph is part of the "Long Island, America's 1950s Frontier" exhibit at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook, running through Dec. 30, 2012.

A campaign button for Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic
Photo Credit: Jackie Day Collection

A campaign button for Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic nominee for president in 1952 and 1956 who lost both times to Dwight D. Eisenhower, is part of the "Long Island, America's 1950s Frontier" exhibit at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook, running through Dec. 30, 2012.

Photo Credit: Brookhaven National Laboratory

"Atoms for Peace," painted by Brookhaven National Laboratory engineer George Cox in 1955, is part of the "Long Island, America's 1950s Frontier" exhibit at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook, running through Dec. 30, 2012.

This circa 1947 Wurlitzer jukebox is part of
Photo Credit: Vivian Conway Collection

This circa 1947 Wurlitzer jukebox is part of the "Long Island, America's 1950s Frontier" exhibit at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages in Stony Brook, running through Dec. 30,. 2012.

Artifacts, photographs, fashion and oral histories are part
Photo Credit: National Geographic

Artifacts, photographs, fashion and oral histories are part of the "Long Island, America's 1950's Frontier" exhibit at Long Island Museum opening July 20-Nov. 4, 2012, such as this photo, taken at Jones Beach in 1950.

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